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A 21-year-old male asked:

do i have a good chance of becoming a neurosurgeon with b's and c's in the first year of medical school?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Neurosurgeon: Yes. However, it is important to get focused on the rest of the curriculum. The clinical rotations are very important along with the rotations on the neurosurgery service. If you like two clinical specialities equally then choose the field with more leisure time. Remember that neurosurgery is a lifestyle and less a job. It does not lend itself to shift work.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Dedication: It requires excellent academic performance in medical school and superior performance during neurosurgical rotations. So you need to step it up moving forward. It is very competitive. You must be willing to work harder than most. Good luck.

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What does it take to get into medical school. I am a high school student who wants to be a neurosurgeon when i grow up.

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Hard work: It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. You're looking at 4 years of college, 4 years of med school, and at least 3 years of residency. There will be tons of brute force memorization. And with all the changes in healthcare occurring now, the medical landscape could be completely different by the time you finish. Good luck!

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