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Job Fair

neurosurgeon
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Kamaldeep Mann

on 14 January 2011

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Thank You For Listening Neurosurgeon Overview
Job description
Employers
Education
Overall Costs
What Will Get You There
The Future




What Is A Nerurosurgeon You Ask? A Neurosurgeon is a specialist doctor, who is highly trained in the surgery of very delicate areas of the human body these being the spinal cord, and the brain. A neurosurgeon is trained to address conditions affecting the peripheral nerves and the main nervous system as well. In other words a neurosurgeon, works mainly on the brain, and spine, and in some cases the arteries located in the neck, and body. A neurosurgeon is qualified to treat disorders is these areas; they may perform invasive and or non- surgical procedures when needed. Some of the types of surgery performed include removal of brain tumours, management of spinal diseases, as well as amoralities in infants and adults. Neurosurgeons also treat infections in the brain and spine, as well as trauma and degenerative diseases in the spine. Neurosurgeons most know how to interpret a variety of radiological studies such as CT scans and angiograms. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Well Now That I'm A Neurosurgeon Where's My Job ! Is It there ? Or Here ? The Types Of Employers The types of employers would include:
Hospitals
Private firms
Most Emergency Rooms
Your very own firm that is easily opened
Any universities or residency school
Most in the public sector, however could be private employers Although it may seem like all fun and games, there are some skills you must require before accomplishing the goal of being a neurosurgeon. The general skills that many here might have include the following :


·Intelligent
·Creative
·Organized
·Outgoing
·Ambitious
·Works well with others
·Resourceful
·Great communicative skills
·Self-motivated
·Ability to keep clam in stressful situations
·Ability to comprehend several science topics such as chemistry, biology physics in some cases
·Good memory, and concentration, as well as a steady hand
·Good decision making methods Moving Along ..... Some of the technical skills on the other hand include :

Being able to properly use the materials provided
Working under pressure
Must be able examine patients
You have to know how to examine the nerves of the head and neck
Have a exceptional understanding of the patient, the balance tests, reflexes, muscle strength and range of motion of the person be examined
Must know how to properly read an MRI Scan as well as a CAT Scan to obtain
information
Know how to properly and successfully perform surgery Time To Hit The Books ....Sounds Excitng Right :D Education Required:

To become a neurosurgeon, one must: graduate from medical school (four years); complete a one-year surgical internship program, to build fundamental clinical skills, and complete seven years in a neurosurgical residency program. During residency training, neurosurgeons are trained in all aspects of neurosurgery, including the cerebrovascular system, the spine and spinal cord, trauma, tumours, pain management and pediatric surgery. Residents must complete a minimum of 60 months of training in the neurological sciences, with at least 36 of those months devoted to clinical neurosurgery and a minimum of three months devoted to clinical neurology. 8 years of education beyond high school and 3 to 8 additional years of internship and residency. In the end, it will take about 18 years to become neurosurgeon. The minimal grade average is around 3.6 though may achieve higher.

First part of this drastic journey is to finish secondary school, after that move on to post secondary education. You must finish 4 years in university and then move on to medical school. After that your are placed in an internship program for approximately a year, and then finally a residency for six to eight years. Along this course you must complete the MCAT’s and the SAT’s.
Schools that offer medical programs are:
o McMaster
o Ottawa
o Lethbridge
o Simon Fraser
o Havard
o McGill
o Queen's
o Toronto
o UBC
Time For The Schools .... As we move along on this game board , I would just like to say, that this would be a fantastic job that anyone could acquire, so now I will be discussing the advantages of being a neurosurgeon. Perks: Health Benefits
Your Pay Check is a pretty nice number to be seeing every month
Set For Life
Enjoy and use your money wisely

As with all things, when there are advantages there has to be some downsides, so here’s what I came up with… Downsides: Time spent in school
Money needed
Studying Required Welcome To The Brain Game ! Did I Hear Someone Say Money Money Money ? Salary: $300,000 to $500,000
$354,000 to $936,000
The average is $541,000 Possible risks: Becoming a neurosurgeon comes along with many other things, including risks. Some of these include:

The possibility of not getting in to a school
The thought maybe of how much money you will need
During surgery the idea of losing a patient

Now Here Comes The Ugly Part .... Overall spending about 16-18 years to become a neurosurgeon, could be very costly, in a round total, I have come up with this number as how much, school, living, and other expenses would cost you: Approx. 2 to 3 hundred thousand dollars perhaps even half amillion or close to a million dollars The reasons for this are: Schools vary in tuition costs
If you are living by yourself may cost more then living in school dorms
If you are going away to school also plays a huge part
Whats ahead in the future? Lets Keep Moving Will continue to grow People will continue to get sick.. always More jobs in this field Typical day:

A typical day in the life of a neurosurgeon is very hectic, arduous, nerve-rack, and irritating. You need to be prepared and available twenty-four hours, seven days a week. Most do spend your day be flying or hospital you could well be regarded as your home! You will eat, sleep, and live in this hospital. As a neurosurgeon you have to be on top of your game at any time. Realted Occupations Pediatric neurosurgery
Peripheral nerve neurosurgery
Spine neurosurgery
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