I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?
Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.
Is there any age limit to take admission into Ph.D in USA?
The age limit which almost every University demands is 35 years. If anybody is above that they can might miss the chance to get enroll theirselves for phd.
This age is decided because phd is all about researching and writing ,they usually demand people who is also iinvolved in academics and departmental works.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in San Francisco?
Well I guess they are because they get very good six figure salary and have a great job security although it's stressing but still they like their job cause they got into it knowing the stress it may carry. Neurosurgery is very much in demand and is a very great speciality in medical field.
I hope my answer helps.
All the best.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in New York?
It will all depend upon the lifestyle and the office hours you put in the work. The number of opd days, OT days and the visit to the wards for rounds. It all affect the free time period for a doctor. In USA,you have to pay tax for the services thus it can be little less than what you make in india
Are US Neurosurgeons rich enough to live a comfortable life in the United States?
It will totally depend where are you working and what are you getting paid.
As US is anyways costly ,there lifestyle tends to change.Neurosurgeons in Us are paid according to their qualification as well as where they work
According to research
The average income for a neurosurgeon is $775,968
The middle range income is approx $704,170
the lowest paid are $350,000
And the top 10 % of the neurosurgeon get a pay of $1,229,881 per year!
So it totally depends upon your qualification and the place you work if you can have a comfortable life or not
Are Indian Surgeons and Indian Doctors happier and comfortable in the United States?
United States has the best healthcare in the world and therefore not only Indian surgeons and and Indian doctors but all the doctors and surgeon in the united states have a very comfortable lie in terms of monetary aspects since the healthcare is not only the best but is expensive too.
I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, I predict that I have a career period of 30 years. I wish to practice half career in the countries of the US, Singapore, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia and I wish to practice last half of my career in India. Is my wish possible? Is my wish a good one?
As long as you have an active medical license in your country that being india yes you can practice medicine anywhere in the world provided that you have some references who can recommend you to the place you want to work at and a good background check. That is the most important thing to consider. And yes your wish can come true if you work hard for it. All the best
Are Neurosurgeons happier than Neurologists in the United States?
Neurologist and Neurosurgeons both treat the conditions related to nervous system. The difference lie in the practice of surgery as neurologist does not perform surgery. A doctors profession is a Devine profession. The routine is also busy for a doctor. But if he like his job and do it with a sense of servicing people definitely his soul find relief and satisfaction.
Though I don't have any survey or case study data in my knowledge about this fact of happiness but in my opinion the happiness is an internal matter of an individual. So if one is satisfied with his job he would be happy with it where ever he live.If not the job becomes a tiresome task for individual.
If you are looking happiness as a matter of wealth then whatever is your specialization how skillful you are determine your rate of success.
Hops this helps.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in the United States?
There are a number of factors that determine a neurosurgeon's lifestyle. These include subspecialty, academic vs. private practice, practice location, availability of residents/PAs, call schedule etc. The same factors also affect your salary. In the end you can tailor your lifestyle to some extent based on what's important to you. It's also important to distinguish the lifestyle of a neurosurgery resident from a neurosurgeon. The former is a lot more difficult in terms of hours, sleep etc.
When a neurosurgeon is on duty, his/her day might be very hectic or simple. It all depends upon the commitments.
- OPD day - It is mandatory to take ward round in morning before going to OPD. It is done to know about current status of patients. Neurosurgical patients can deteriorate at any time. Daily rounds help in knowing change in consciousness and neurological status. After round, OPD begins. It includes patients of headache, seizures, backache and few patients of tumor/neurological malformations. Most patients need thorough examination. So seeing more than 50 patients in a day is quite hectic and damaging to brain.
- Ward round day - Every neurosurgeon takes grand round in ward once or twice a week. This round include examination of dressings, file check up, treatment evaluation, reading and discussion of MRI/CT. Usually this day is relatively light as compared to other days if all patients are okay.
- OT day - Again very hectic day. After round, most neurosurgeons do OT. Most of the neurosurgical procedures are very tiring and of long duration (4–10 hours). Every procedure requires extreme concentration and dine movements of fingers.
After finishing hospital, every neurosurgeon spends the day just like other persons, except light night calls and writing about articles.
What is the Working hours of Neurosurgeons in the United States?
A neurosurgeon can be understood as a a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.
Coming to your question, neurosurgeons or any doctor for that matter, has no fixed schedule. Sometimes they have to work throughout the day without any rest. A doctor's time is for the patient.
The schedule is different for different doctors depending upon the hospital he works in or the number pf patients.
Hope this helps.