Best research path if interested in Neuro

Discussion in 'Neurosurgery' started by neuroethicist, Jun 13, 2005.

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  1. neuroethicist

    neuroethicist Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2003
    Palo Alto
    Curious if the residents on here have any insights on research paths if one is interested in neurosurg? I've been doing research for over a decade. Last two years working with fMRI and other neurotechnologies. Next year, as I start med school, I am questioning whether to continue research (part time and in the summer) using these technologies or whether it might be better to do research specific to neurosurg? Also, is it advantageous to have an advisor who is a neurosurg or one who is a researcher using neurotechnologies?
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  3. N-Surge

    N-Surge Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    My advice is to focus on your 4 yrs of med school and shoot for high USMLE scores.

    If you do continue with research during med school then I would strongly suggest adapting what you already know to the field rather than letting someone else tell you what kind of research is specific to NS.
  4. Malftap

    Malftap Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    This is what was I tell everyone interested in neurosurgery. Get involved earlier. Go to your school case conferences and get involved with the projects going on the in the department. Your research sounds interesting and you should continue it and possible adapt it into your own projects. Also get to know the residents and staff. Let them know you are interested in neurosurgery. They should be receptive to helping you out. Also, don't forgert you are going to med school to learn as much as possible. Do well in your classes and study your butt of for Step I. Good luck!!!
  5. neuroethicist

    neuroethicist Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2003
    Palo Alto
    :thumbup: Thanks for your responses :thumbup:
  6. Neuro Doctor

    Neuro Doctor ACFAS Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    Let me know how things go for you. I am also hope to go onto become a Neurosurgeon. I could use some advice.

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