A Career in Neurology
If your strengths include logical reasoning in the face of complex information, communication skills in difficult situations and psychological-mindedness then Neurology might be the career for you!
The range of patient groups in Neurology is incredibly broad and this is part of the appeal of the specialty, as is the intellectual challenge and also the opportunity to manage long term conditions. Neurologists are trained to manage patients with both acute presentations (eg. hyperacute strokes, Guilllain Barre syndrome) and more chronic conditions (eg. Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease).
Therapeutic options are available for many common neurological disorders including Migraine, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple sclerosis and new treatments are rapidly developing. Neurology in the UK has a very strong academic tradition, so there are great research opportunities available, whether you’re interested in basic science, imaging or clinical research.