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    Hi, I am a 2nd year medical student and recently had my neuro block.
    I loved it! It was really interesting and it finally made me consider Neurologist as a career. I was trying to get some info about the path online, but there doesn't seem to be much info about becomming a neurologist in the UK.

    Can someone give me some info about the training required, as well as working times and pay?
    Also how competitive is it? Do I need to start preparing now, if so how?

    Really appreciate the replies, as I couldn't find much info from Google searches.
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    why do you want to become a neurologist? where do you study?
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    (Original post by _sparks)
    Hi, I am a 2nd year medical student and recently had my neuro block.
    I loved it! It was really interesting and it finally made me consider Neurologist as a career. I was trying to get some info about the path online, but there doesn't seem to be much info about becomming a neurologist in the UK.

    Can someone give me some info about the training required, as well as working times and pay?
    Also how competitive is it? Do I need to start preparing now, if so how?

    Really appreciate the replies, as I couldn't find much info from Google searches.
    http://www.st3recruitment.org.uk/

    This website usually works, but for some reason is offline just now. It gives you precise scoring information for how well people had to do to get a neuro ST3 post.

    Neuro post-CCT is quite competitive going by hearsay.

    CMT is not terribly competitive.
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    It's great to be enthusiastic about a specialty so early!

    Anecdotally, neurology doesn't seem to be that popular amongst core medical trainees - I think the perception is that it's a lot of degenerative diseases you can't cure and stroke work... I guess competitiveness is a function of both popularity and the number of training vacancies, though; so have a look at the ST3 recruitment website.

    Neuro trainees tend to be quite academic and I think it's fair to say that you should expect to undertake an MD/PhD at some point. This would probably be during your higher training (i.e. post-ST3) and be fully funded so you would receive your full clinical salary while studying...

    It's hard to understand how competitive a specialty is just from looking at the applicant/place ratio. Don't be put off by whatever number that happens to be - if you direct yourself carefully from this point onwards then it will almost certainly work out if that's still what you want to do later on.
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    The NHS careers website is also pretty useful for this sort of thing.

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...cine/neurology
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    Thank you sooo much to everyone who replied! Will definitely look into it
 
 
 
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