(Original post by StephenNaulls)
I've always wanted to be a Doctor and am familiar with the route I need to take in order to secure a place at Medical school. Recently, however, I've been more interested in the field of neuroscience. This is after carrying out work experience in a care home and seeing people suffering from Dementia as well as being in a GP practice. I also found out that my Grandma has Type 2 Neurofibromatosis as well as losing my Uncle, before I was born, to the disease - If you aren't familiar with it, Google it. It's fascinating, but has obviously difficult day-to-day implications - so I've abandoned the slightly naive 'I want to be a GP' approach for Neuroscience; the idea of being in an office environment all day is a little tedious.
I wanted to know a few things really:
- What's the difference between bring a Neurologist/Neuroscientist/Neurosurgeon and what do each of those professions do?
- I haven't done Psychology at GCSE and don't plan on doing it at AS or A-Level, will this hinder my chances?
- What would I need to do after my clinical training? Would I apply for a specialist course or something?
- I appreciate hospital work experience would be helpful, but is there anywhere in particular that is specialised in Neuro... that I could go to?
- Is there any difference in working hours for somebody in this profession in comparison with a GP or a Consultant in a different speciality?
Thanks in advance guys!