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Is is possible/probable to do neurology after doing another specialty? I am EM but I'm not sure I want to do EM forever. I liked Neuro but went for EM for 1) Excitment 2) Cash.

How do PDs feel about prevously trained applicants? Know any neurologists who have trained in other specialities.


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One of the neuro residents at my home institution finished an IM residency previously and will be dual-boarded once he finishes. It's definitely possible, but it also depends on if you're willing to be a resident for that long.

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One of our attendings did a PM&R residency after practicing as a Neurologist for over fifteen years. Currently, you shouldn't have a problem finding a spot in Neurology unless you are looking for a position in one of the top programs (Columbia, Partners, UCSF, etc.).
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Several of the residents at my program are board certified internists. One of the residents who graduated recently did several years of ENT prior to becoming a neuro resident.

Ironically, he told me, to do it all over again, from day one, he would have done anesthesia. Go figure.

Ironically, I am going into anesthesia.
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