An associate professor of Neurology and attending physician is a medical professional who typically works in a teaching hospital and serves as an instructor in neurology for medical students, as well as an attending physician in the hospital. These individuals provide supervision for residents and medical students in all clinical settings and will care for patients who have general neurological conditions. These professionals also participate in clinical research and other administrative activities and may serve on university hospital boards as well.
An associate professor of neurology and attending physician typically holds an advanced degree, an MD, with a concentration in neurology or an MD and a Ph.D. in neuroscience. These individuals have an extensive education background, starting with a bachelor's of science in biology or chemistry, then a medical doctor degree, and an externship in neurology. Most teaching hospitals require that an associate professor of neurology have several years of experience in neurology.
An associate professor of neurology can make up to $80,000 annually, with opportunities for a full professorship in the future. This career field is expected to grow 7% in the next 10 years.