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    Hi,

    Is anyone training to be a neurosurgeon? I'm researching a tv drama and I'd love to chat to someone who can talk me through the training process and also maybe tell me a bit about your experience along the road?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by JPick11)
    Hi,

    Is anyone training to be a neurosurgeon? I'm researching a tv drama and I'd love to chat to someone who can talk me through the training process and also maybe tell me a bit about your experience along the road?

    Thanks!
    To become a neurosurgeon, you do not study neurology.
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    Hey. That's really useful to know - would you be able to tell me a bit more about the training process to become a neurosurgeon? What is the training route?
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    (Original post by JPick11)
    Hey. That's really useful to know - would you be able to tell me a bit more about the training process to become a neurosurgeon? What is the training route?
    This is pretty basic, google-able stuff, tbh - http://www.sbns.org.uk/index.php/edu...-neurosurgeon/ should give you a decent intro. You have to study medicine, complete two years foundation training post-graduation and then apply for neurosurgical training, which takes at least 8 years. Neurology is a medical, not surgical specialty, and the training pathway is different.

    I'm not a neurosurgeon (you couldn't pay me enough to go near it!) just have to work with them occasionally.
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    Okay, thanks. I appreciate your help.
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    Just to give you an idea of how competitive it is to become a neurosurgeon:
    http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advic...to_the_process

    And that's just to get into neurosurgery training. After that you still have to complete the 8 years of training, which ain't no cakewalk. To have a good chance you would have to be involved in research, go to conferences, do audits, possibly get extra degrees/diplomas. Not to mention passing all the exams. It's an insane amount of work
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    That's good info, thanks. And if you complete all that training, what are your odds of getting a consultant job? Any idea?
 
 
 
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