Picking a Specialty:Pre-Med
I'm going to be a pre-med student next fall and was wishing to pursue neuroscience to hopefully become a neurologist. I was wondering if choosing a specialty after medical school is worth it since it is so competitive and the spaces for residency are so limited? #doctor #neuroscience #neurologist #medicine #healthcare
During 3rd year of medical school you will get work experience in the major specialties. During 4th year you can do rotations in some of the subspecialties.
During 4th year you will apply for a residency and get training in that specialty. After residency you can sub-specialize by completing a fellowship.
It is great that you are considering a career in medicine! After medical school, you will have your MD or DO degree, however, you are required to do specialty training/residency in order to have a license to practice. Even if you want to be a general doctor or primary care doctor, that still requires residency training. Do not be discouraged, it is a great learning opportunity and goes by fast. Good luck with your pre-med studies!