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what A-levels are best to pick to be a neurologist
Biology and chemistry.And any 3rd one that you want.

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what are some websites that I can take a look on for medicine
for example;what I have to do to get into a medical school,what grades do you need to be a neurologist?
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It might be worth checking out what university you want to further your studies with neurology at. They usually specify what types of sciences they are looking for. Psychology will be a good pick but my knowledge on sciences is not great. Websites like prospects should help with making your decision. Hope this helped 😎👍
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Half way down the side of the forum page is a bunch of links to articles on this website written about medicine - applications and requirements, medicine as a career...

For any medical specialty, whether it's neurology or something entirely different, you need to start with a medicine degree. The entrance requirements do not differ for different specialties.

Have a look at this page and this one, and there are many more on TSR.
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what are some websites that I can take a look on for medicine
for example;what I have to do to get into a medical school,what grades do you need to be a neurologist?
Are you sure you want to be a neurologist or not study neuroscience?

A neurologist is a medical doctor specialising in looking after neurological diseases (see https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...cine/neurology) and a neurosciences course is different - it's for scientists interested in the field.
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what A-levels are best to pick to be a neurologist
Please don't make duplicate posts / threads on TSR. You have already made a thread in the Medicine forum and that's the best place for your question.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5913862

The answer is if it's the medical neurology specialty you want to do - you'll have to do Medicine first. This (https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5611422) thread is the best place to start - read the first post.

If it's neurosciences degree, I assume it will be very similar. Biology and Chemistry are most likely going to give you most options.

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It might be worth checking out what university you want to further your studies with neurology at...
You can't study neurology at a university. It's a post-graduate medical specialty. You'd have to do medicine first, then enter internal medicine training, then specialise in neurology.

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...cine/neurology

I think you may be confusing neurology with neuroscience, which you can study at Uni.

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It might be worth checking out what university you want to further your studies with neurology at. They usually specify what types of sciences they are looking for. Psychology will be a good pick but my knowledge on sciences is not great. Websites like prospects should help with making your decision. Hope this helped 😎👍
yeah
My sciences are not that good either, I'm very strong on psychology though (predicted an 8/9)
I asked my science teacher and she said ''you have to pick chemistry to go to medical school as you have to, if you want to be a neurologist''
she said psychology would be another good option
and biology
But I'm kind of weak on those two sciences, I'm not bad at physics(predicted a 7)
so do you have any solutions to this?
What is the most effective way to revise for biology/chemistry?
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Biology and chemistry.And any 3rd one that you want.

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you must go to medical school to do neurology (5 years medicine, 2 year FT JD and another minimum 7 years specialism for neurological disorders). For these most universities require chemistry and another hard science, usually biology. Most people take 3 or more sciences however (physics and maths).

Your other option is clinical psychology, that simply isn't anything near neurology though. Check other posts
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yeah
My sciences are not that good either, I'm very strong on psychology though (predicted an 8/9)
I asked my science teacher and she said ''you have to pick chemistry to go to medical school as you have to, if you want to be a neurologist''
she said psychology would be another good option
and biology
But I'm kind of weak on those two sciences, I'm not bad at physics(predicted a 7)
so do you have any solutions to this?
What is the most effective way to revise for biology/chemistry?
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...another minimum 7 years specialism for neurological disorders...
:yes: I am in this stage at the moment (currently 2 years CMT + 5 years Neurology ST; in the future 3 years IMT + possibly 4 years Neurology ST).

OP samela786 feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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I took the other route and I'm doing a PhD in neurology Research for me, you can have the patients Also feel free to ask any questions if you're interested in a research career!
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:yes: I am in this stage at the moment (currently 2 years CMT + 5 years Neurology ST; in the future 3 years IMT + possibly 4 years Neurology ST).

OP samela786 feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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I took the other route and I'm doing a PhD in neurology Research for me, you can have the patients Also feel free to ask any questions if you're interested in a research career!
Are you going to be an honorary consultant one day?

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I'm happy with my reseaerch ... for now. I'm enjoying it so we'll see how job prospects look afterwards haha
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Are you going to be an honorary consultant one day?

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A bit late to the thread ... but firstly, OP, how sure are you that you want to be a neurologist? How much research have you done into it? Because it seems like you aren't 100% clear about what it entails.

As others have also mentioned, neurology is a specialty within medicine. You do not study that as a first degree course in uni. So you have to first enter medical school. Thus, you should research on what A level subjects do most medical schools require and what grades.

Why I asked 'how sure are you', is because even for current medical students, their choice of specialty may change along the years as their interests change. Some may change also because of practicalities (e.g. less competition for certain specialties). So, assuming you graduate from medical school, but did not get accepted for neurology specialty training, would you be willing to consider other specialties (or general practice)? If you only want to work with the brain, then you should instead consider neuroscience instead. You will become a scientist, instead of a doctor, but at least you focus on the area that you like. Of course, both choices are equally valid, but it's for you to decide what you actually like, because there are consequences to it.

Edited to add: since the selection to become a neurologist is only after graduation from medical school, I really don't think your A level subject choices matter by then. You will be judged on your clinical performance as a doctor, any research you've done, any other traits etc. Hence, the subject choice really only matters for whether you can get into medical school or not, in the first place.
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