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How to Become a Neurosurgeon: Education and Career


Published on If you are interested on becoming a fellow, here are insights of what you should accomplish.

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How to Become a Neurosurgeon: Education and Career

  1. 1. How to Become a Neurosurgeon: Education and Career
  2. 2. Pediatric neurosurgeons are medical doctors who specialized neurosurgical services for children and adolescents suffering from brain and spine injuries, disease and malformations. To be a successful, one goes through rigorous neurosurgery pediatric training and intense educational programs. If you are interested on becoming a fellow, here are insights of what you should accomplish.
  3. 3. EARN A BACHELOR’S DEGREE There is no specific degree required for the undergraduate course. But must graduate from an accredited bachelor's degree program with pre-med prerequisite courses, such as microbiology, biochemistry and human anatomy. During the junior year of the study you must pass the Medical College Admission Test. This exam is an evaluation of the candidate’s training. Along with other requirements, a personal statement for fellowship must be submitted.
  4. 4. ATTEND MEDICAL SCHOOL Aspiring neurosurgeons are required to earn a Doctor of Medicine thru attending medical school for four years. This is where spend time in classrooms and laboratories. It is where you gain clinical skills like history taking and diagnosing patients under the supervision of an experienced physician. Applying for medical school requires submission of documents including a personal statement fellowship. Ensure you have a well-structured piece to have a good chance for admission.
  5. 5. PASS THE MLE (Medical Licensure Exam) After the challenging clinical and classroom training, you are to take the medical licensure exam and have to pass it. The test can be taken right after medical school or within the first part of a residency program. You must also prepare for your fellowship personal statement to be submitted for the nest step.
  6. 6. COMPLETE A RESIDENCY PROGRAM When you have earned your license, you are to complete a 1-year internship program and 6 to 8 years of residency. This is the phase where you apply all your learnings from medical school and as well as gain new knowledge as you go along the program. While in the course of the program you get to choose clinical rotations and you might want to apply for subspecialty, like pediatric fellowship programs.
  7. 7. CHOOSE A SUBSPECIALTY After your residency it is your choice if you want to continue your passion for a subspecialty program. If you have decided to do so, you are to apply for instance, a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship program. It is where you deal with patients, aging 0-18 years of age with neurologic defects.
  8. 8. APPLY FOR FELLOWSHIP Now that you decided to continue your passion, an aspiring candidate must apply for the fellowship program. Remember that one of the significant document to be submitted is a pediatric personal statement. It is recommended that you give a well written piece. Be sure you stick to the guidelines on how to create one. Some tips include writing about yourself in a positive perspective, write a strong content yet concise, and must be goal oriented.
  9. 9. CONTINUE EDUCATION After that pediatric neurosurgery fellowships, continuation of education still matters. Because becoming a doctor does not stop on fellowship programs, you also must keep up with innovation and advancement of research in providing quality care and cure to patients. Learning is a continuous process everyday we get to learn new things. You may think now that it is hard to be doctor, but with determination and passion, you can be successful.
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