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    Neurosurgery Clinicals

    Hello I am a DO student at UNECOM and have a elective clinical in neurosurgery I wanted to know some good tips to crush this rotation and some resources like apps, websites, and textbooks to use during my rotation to help me understand what is going on with the patient!
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    Neurosurgery IMG and research

    Hi guys, I’m kind of new to this forum but I thought I’d give it a shot. I just finished my second year of medical school and thank God passed Step 1. I go to an IMG school that is well known (not Caribbean) and has a near 100% match rate in the US each year. I have always been super interested...
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    Advice for getting involved with neurosurgery residents and getting on research

    I'm a second year medical student interested in neurosurgery and I have slowly been getting more involved my institution's neurosurgery department over my first year. I have been told that I need to get involved with the residents to get on more projects, but so far I have had a hard time...
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    Stony Brook vs Georgetown

    Hello. I would like some input on these two schools. Let’s say that the cost of attendance is equal and so is the cost of living (I only want to know about the merits of the schools and their programs). Which school would be better in terms of neurosurgical mentors, opportunities, and research...
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    Neurosurgery Competitiveness? (guidance on where to apply for subI's)

  6. shariahallen

    searching for advice on Med School.

    I have a few questions so I'll try to make this straight to the point! I'm currently pursuing a future career as a Neurosurgeon and I'm getting a tad bit close to the time to apply for Med School (sophomore in undergrad, bio major). I'm currently trying to build up a list of medical schools I...
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    Canadian MD -> USA Neurosurgery residency/Attending

    Hello all, I’m a Canadian medical student and hoping to practice in the unites states one day. I have family there, and additionally there have been multiple studies as of late discussing the incredibly poor job market in Canada for neurosurgeons. I also understand that if I do my neurosurgery...
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    (Canada) Matching into competitive residency in USA

    Hello all, 1) I’m wondering for Canadian residency programs such as derm, ophthalmology, and neurosurg, what are the main things to focus on during medical school in order to match since there is no step 1 usmle etc. Is it mostly CV, elective rotations, and research? For example, derm has under...
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    Surgery residency, alt specialties

    Hi all, I’m a 4th year student applying for internships. Im interested in surgery, neurology, and comp med/lab animal. I keep being drawn to surgery as a specialty as it would offer the most opportunity (and I enjoy surgery) - I would be able to do neurologic surgeries in addition to other...
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    Wanting to eventually work in Switzerland - how to go about this?

    Hi there, I'm currently a premed student in the US and it's my dream to eventually live and work as a surgeon in Switzerland (I've fallen in love with Geneva and it's close to family). I speak french fluently, and am a UK citizen. I was wondering what the best path to practising in Switzerland...
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    Neurosurgery chances

    Hey guys, I’ve hung around SDN for a while now and finally decided to make an account and post a thread... I was just wondering how my chances looked at matching into neurosurgery and what “tier” of programs I’d be competitive for: School with a home program ranked about 65 Step 1:246 Step 2...
  13. leandrogao

    International medical student - Aiming at neurosurgery residency

    Hello everyone. As the title says, I am a medical student in Spain. My dream is to become neurosurgeon at the States, but for what I have found, it is quite complex the path to follow and I have some doubts about it. To begin with, I have finished 2nd year of med school (out of 6 here, I think...
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    Neurosurgery residency as Plastic prerequisite training?

    First time posting in Sdn, I'm trying to spread the net as wide as possible with this question. I'm a PGY-5 neurosurgery resident, and I'm considering completing further training in plastic surgery. After consulting the ABPS training guidelines, I've found that a neurosurgery residency does...
  15. Eye-eye

    ALL Neurosurgery Residency Programs Compared

    Hello all, I've created this resource and thought it worth sharing with all of you as a guide to help people decide what residency programs within neurosurgery they may be most interested in and want to apply to; please see the attached. I'll also go through what each category is / how I...
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    Interests in BME after doing BS and MS in Sciences

    I've completed my BS in Neurobiology and MS in Medical Physiology. I'm looking to apply to med school programs next summer after taking my MCAT Jan 2019. This summer I have done a lot of reading and research into companies that create medical devices and have used BME to produce "cutting edge"...
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    Research as DO?

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    How are specialized surgeons employed in hospitals?

    I was wondering how different cardiothoracic transplant, neurological, and trauma, etc. highly-specialized surgeons are employed (e.g. on salary at hospital, paid by the hour). Also, are surgeons permitted to do work at multiple hospitals and would it be possible to, say, take one month out of...
  19. WorkingTowardsMD123

    Orthopedic Surgery or Neurosurgery??

    Hello all, I'm new here-- I am just a student in college who wants to eventually become a doctor. I struggled with health complications for 4 years as a result of anorexia and now that I am recovered I want to be a meaningful person in others' lives. However! -- I do not want to go into...
  20. Birdnals

    Variety of surgical procedures in nsgy onc

    Hey all, I'm a third year medical student. Neurosurgery is still on the table for me but I don't have a home program so it's difficult to get exposure/advice. I'm working on making some connections so I can preview the field a bit, but I'm curious about the diversity of surgical procedures of...
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    If I become a neurosurgeon and a D.O doctor, do you think my expertise will go to waste then?

    I really want to become both.
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    Neurosurgery Chances

    Step 1: 254 Step 2: 257 Clinical Grades: 90% honors 15 pubs (all but one is clincal), 3 first or second author. All related to neurosurgery. How many programs should i apply to and what are my chances? Thanks
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    Position Wanted Seeking Neurosurgery Pre-residency Fellowship positions

    Hello Everyone! I applied for the 2018 NSG match and unfortunately did not match. I am now looking for pre-residency Neurosurgery Fellowships. Since most of them are not widely advertised, I would really appreciate any input regarding open positions that I can apply to. Thank you!
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    Neurosurgery Match Difficulty

    Hi! I was wondering how tough of a match neurosurgery is. I got the opportunity to shadow a great doc, and am now intrigued by the field. Oh what a great thing the brain is!! Anyway, is it as tough as fields like plastics,ortho and ent? is a high usmle required? does the prestige of my med...
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    Deciding between two medical schools

    So I am extremely conflicted in my decision of where to attend medical school for the next few years. I am debating between RWJMS and the accelerated neurosurgery program at Penn State Hershey. I currently live in NJ about 5 mins away from RWJMS. Here, I have my family, friends, and am very...
  26. Sic Parvis Magna

    Noob Question: How to search for keywords on Uncle Harvey

    Hello everyone, long time lurker, first time poster here on SDN. Apologies if I am asking a previously asked question (I did try to dig around for an answer to this question, but to little avail). I am a lowly incoming MS1 (recently accepted, so I technically haven't even started medical school...
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    Competitive Specialties for Foreign Medical School Graduates?

    I cannot find the info I'm interested in in the forums, or here... (Apparently I cannot post a link, but the document I'm using is:) NRMP-ECFMG-Charting-Outcomes-in-the-Match-International-Medical-Graduates-2014.pdf It's at ecfmg This document has a lot of information on many of the more...
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    Neurosurgery rotation expectations

    I'm thinking of doing a neurosurgery rotation for 4 weeks as a 4th year, thinking that I'm going into psychiatry, and would love to learn more about neuroanatomy. Question is- will I learn much neuroanatomy, or will I spend most of my time standing around in the OR, working exhausting hours, and...
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    CRNA vs Surgery

    Hi, So I wanted to start off with describing my position. I'm 18 and I'm currently doing the pre-reqs for a nursing career, a plan that I've had since I was 12. However, in the last year or so, I've gained interest in cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery. Due to this, I've considered...
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    Questions about residency

    Hi everyone, I am still an undergrad student pursuing two MD schools as possibilities (two DO's as well). My questions are more about residencies, however. I am mostly interested in psychiatry and neurosurgery. I am difficult is it to land a spot in a neurosurgery residency? How...
  31. J

    US Medical School or International?

    Hi, I am 19 years old living in America and have two options in terms of medical school, and I'm unsure of which will be better. My first option is a standard medical school track, 4 years undergraduate (I am currently about to start my first year of college), and then 4 years med school...
  32. Force Healer

    Making the Most of Shadowing (First Time)

    I will be shadowing for the first time at the end of this month. I am incredibly excited but was wondering if anyone had any tips for making my experience as memorable and as rewarding as possible! Should I be taking notes; if so, what on? Are there any good questions to ask beyond the generic...
  33. anab21

    MD Completing Two Surgical Residencies: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

    I actually found a surgeon who has done this. My question is, do you get dropped into the middle of the second residency or do you start at the beginning and have to do all 5-7 years? Lets say you did orthopedics first and then did a spine fellowship(they have spine fellowships where you learn...
  34. anab21

    Completing Two Surgical Residencies: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

    I actually found a surgeon who has done this. My question is, do you get dropped into the middle of the second residency or do you start at the beginning and have to do all 5-7 years? Lets say you did orthopedics first and then did a spine fellowship(they have spine fellowships where you learn...
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    Neurology or Neurosurgery? (San Diego)

    Hiya, I apologize in advance if this thread is in the wrong place. If it is, please move it or let me know where I can ask instead... I'm a premed student and fascinated with the brain and nervous system, and interested in both Neurology and Neurosurgery, but need some help deciding. I know...
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    Will neurology ever be performing dbs implants?

    Implanting electrodes for dbs isn't microsurgery and doesn't require the same skill-set as removing tumours. With stereotactic procedures becoming more common, is it possible that one day neurologists will be performing these procedures themselves?
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    Advice for long-term residency roadmap as an IMG

    Long time reader, but I rarely post so I apologize if this post is in the wrong section. I am a Canadian student that will be beginning a 4-year program at an Irish med school starting this September. I am thinking about a career in a surgical specialty. I'm not 100% sure which one but my...
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    Congenital Cardiac vs ENT vs Neuro

    Hi All, Ive read SDN for ages now, the forums have really helped inspire me to be a surgeon. Im currently pre-med and so know Ive got a bit of time to decide, but as the title suggest I can't decide/would like some advice on the following surgical specialities: Congenital Cardiac, Neurosurgery...
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    Elective in Melbourne

    Hi everyone, I am currently planning my electives for next year (Feb 2018) and I would really like to organise it in the neurosurgery department in the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. Based on the website, to apply for neurosurgery, you needed to email directly to the department. I...
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    IMG not another how are my chances

    Hello there, do you think it is possible to match without doing clinical research after graduating? I mean with scores that are way above your american competitors and enough research? I don't get people asking with a 230-250 score and a couple of papers and maybe LORs. Because that's clearly...