Course 1: How to Get More Medical Students to Choose Neurology as a Career

ANA-AUPN Chair Career Level

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Track: Professional Development Course
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The national shortage of neurologists is increasing, yet few US medical students select neurology as a career, causing continued reliance on foreign graduates for our residency training programs.  About 3.5% of medical students were neuroscience majors, yet less than 20% of them go on to neurology residencies.  What can we do to increase the popularity of Neurology as a career?


  • Discuss the impediments to recruiting medical students to careers in Neurology.

  • Describe several strategies for improving medical student involvement in Neurology.

  • List resources available to improve medical student interest in Neurology.