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Transcript of Bright Horizon
"Neurologists are physician specialists who diagnose and treat patients with diseases and disorders affecting such areas as the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and autonomic nervous system ("Neurologist").
"A Neurologist must earn a medical doctor or doctor of Osteopathy degree. Along with a fundamental course work in medicine, neurologists take a variety of specialized courses related to treating various type of neurological conditions" ("Kokemuller").
"2012 Median Pay - equal to or greater than $187,200 per year or $90.00 per hour ("Summary").
"Employment of physicians and surgeons is expected to grow 18% from 2012 to 2022...("Summary")."
-The earliest records of neurology were in the 18th century
- The primitive science began with animal testing to explore the brain
- Techniques for brain mapping developed
- Diseases were targeted, motor problems were studied
- Hans Berger invented the electroencephalograph (records electrical activity in the brain)
- Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT)
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
- Discovered genetic links to diseases and disorders
- Drug therapies
* Treatments and cures are being discovered today for diseases we didn't even know existed
History of Neurology
Although high school courses don't necessarily affect the requirements to become a Neurologist, it is recommended by the National Institutes of Health to prepare for the career path to take college prep classes relating to the sciences, math and computer science ("Kokemuller").
- College education
- Doctoral degree
- One year minimum internship
Calm in hectic situations
Soothing to patients
Skilled at sifting through data
Adult Neurology - 8 months in internal medicine & 3 year residency
Child Neurology - 2 years pediatric residency
Principal Physician - See patients every few months to once a year, deal with progressive diseases
Consulting Physician - Works with a principal physician in order to diagnose a patient, decide of treatment etc.
** All must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education (ACGME)
Although this salary seems colossal, it's actually only mid-range for the medical field. The salary of a Neurologist falls above that of a doctor or internist, but below gastroenterologists, surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons ("Decker")
Typically in a hospital setting
Data oriented, diagnosing duties
"Physicians and Surgeons held about 691,400 job in 2012 ("Summary").
Long irregular hours
"...The National Institutes of Health released a fifty-eight page report of the future of Neuroscience in 2013 - the first step in developing president Obama's BRAIN Initiative, which seeks to "revolutionize our understanding of the human mind...("Marcus").
The BRAIN Initiative outlined some goals, some are...
1.) Explore new ways to treat Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy & traumatic brain disorders
2.) Create a "census" of the brain's basic cell types
3.) Answer ethical questions about neural enhancement
4.) Link human behavior to the activity of neurons
1.) What is Neurology?
A. What is Neurology?
B. History of Neurology
2.) What schooling is required to become a Neurologist?
A. High School
C. Internships/Residencies & Certification
Child Neurology vs. Adult Neurology
Principal Physician vs. Consulting Physician
D. Personality Traits
3.) What is the salary of a Neurologist?
A. Average Salary/Compared to other medical professions
B. Job outlook for the future
4.) What is the daily life of a Neurologist?
A. What do Neurologists deal with exactly?
B. Work environment
5.) The Future
A. BRAIN Initiative
B. Future Goals for Neuroscience
It is clear to see that Neuroscience is an ever changing field with an eventful future that will equip us with the tools we need to cure diseases, help the ill, and understand the brain thus understanding ourselves.
"Neurologist." Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. 15th ed. Vol. 3. New York: Ferguson's, 2011. 546-49. Print.
"Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 18 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Apr. 2014.
Marcus, Gary. "A Map for the Future of Neuroscience." The New Yorker. 17 Sept. 2013. Web. 23 Apr. 2014.
Decker, Fred. "What Is the Yearly Income of a Neurologist?" Everyday Life. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.
Kokemuller, Neil. "College Requirements for Neurologists." Everyday Life. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.