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What are your steps to becoming a Neurologist?

At school, I am most interested in learning new things, hand-ons working, and sometimes working on my own but also working with others, while my hobbies include running, volunteering, and traveling. A topic that I am passionate about is how the brain functions. What are some career options that best align with these interests and what are some helpful next steps I can do in the near future? #medicine # #doctor # #healthcare #neurologist


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Areeba’s Answer

Hi there,

To be a neurologist, you would have to complete a bachelor's degree which can be any major you'd like along with prerequisite courses for medical school. The next step would be to attend medical school which is 4 years. You can apply for residency which specializes in neurology. Time spent in residency varies from specialty to specialty which can be from anywhere from 2-6 years. You could also do and MD/PhD program where you get to do research in your specialty. This will allow you to really get into functions of the brain and finding treatments for certain diseases. Hope this helps!

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Areeba

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Judy’s Answer

To become any type of specialist as a physician, you would have to have an undergraduate degree that fulfills all the medical school requirements and have excellent grades. You would take the MCAT and again you would be expected to do well to get accepted to medical school. Once completing medical school you would proceed to your chosen 2-6 yrs specialty but you must be accepted so again grades and performance are key. Certain specialties are more desired and more competitive such as dermatology, orthopedic surgery etc. Good luck!

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Rachel’s Answer

4 years of college, complete all of the pre-med requirements (preferably with A's), 4 years of medical school, and then 4 years of neurology residency. While in college you will need to maintain ~ a 3.8 GPA and score well on the MCAT to gain acceptance to medical school.

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Rachel’s Answer

4 years of college, complete all of the pre-med requirements (preferably with A's), 4 years of medical school, and then 4 years of neurology residency. While in college you will need to maintain ~ a 3.8 GPA and score well on the MCAT to gain acceptance to medical school.

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