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Neurological surgery is concerned with the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems and involves diagnosis and, frequently, surgical treatment.
Although considered to be a subspecialty of surgery, the traditional base of neurological surgery is in the laboratory. Early practitioners are described as having been not only .technically skillful surgeons, but also, in many respects, clinical neurophysiologists.
- Number of physicians in specialty - Small, less than 7,000
- Competiveness of residency - Very High
- Years of training required - 6 years, including 1 preliminary year preferably in general surgery
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Neurological Surgery
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- Working with my hands
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The American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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