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Become A Neurologist

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Working As A Neurologist

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $249,975

    Average Salary

What Does A Neurologist Do At Lancaster General Health

* In conjunction with the Stroke Medical Director and Chairman of Neurology, helps to identify and recommend process improvements for the Stroke and inpatient neurology programs consistent with Lancaster General Hospital goals.
* Provides patient care necessary to accomplish approved objectives and plans.
* In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, participates in care management teams and is responsible for providing hospital stroke and general neurological care, including neuro-critical care for Lancaster General Hospital.
* Collaborates with key hospital departments and other organizational entities to ensure seamless and coordinated care for stroke/neurological patients; coordinates access to necessary linkages with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania programs as appropriate.
* Collaborates with the Stroke Program Coordinator for related quality and performance measures.
* This responsibility includes but not limited to:
* Participation in stroke rounds and peer review activities through Neurology Division meetings
* Active participation in Stroke Care Management
* Assists in the reviews and may evaluate Stroke registry data on a monthly basis to identify trends for further evaluation and follow-up.
* Participates in outreach initiatives
* Willing to lead Stroke Case Review in the absence of the Medical Director
* Stays abreast of the work required to support stroke related accreditations e.g.
* TJC Disease Specific Certification.
* Demonstrate a willingness to participate in academic relationships with the University of Pennsylvania in support of the teaching and research goals of the program.
* Collaborates with medical and surgical specialties as well as EMS services to support aligned and coordinated stroke care delivery in the community.
* Will participate in stroke call coverage to meet the patient care responsibilities of the Stroke Program.
* Participates as a member in the Lancaster General Hospital Stroke on-call roster.
* Provides direct care of stroke inpatients and emergent Neurological consultation requests while serving as an on-call panelist.
* SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:** **The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
* In conjunction with the Stroke Program Manager, insures that an effective program of in-service education is implemented for nursing and support personnel in the Stroke Program.
* Maintains CME requirements as described in The Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification criteria.
* Represents: the Lancaster General Hospital Stroke Program at National, State, and Regional professional meetings

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How To Become A Neurologist

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.


Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.


After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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Neurologist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Romanian

  • Armenian

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

  • Bulgarian

  • Dutch

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Gujarati

  • Hebrew

  • Georgian

  • Ukrainian

  • French

  • Tagalog

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Bengali

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Real Neurologist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Interventional Neurologist Sanford Clinic Sioux Falls, SD Nov 11, 2016 $525,000
Interventional Neurologist HSHS Medical Group, Inc. Springfield, IL May 07, 2016 $510,000
Neurologist HSHS Medical Group, Inc. Belleville, IL May 07, 2016 $510,000
Neurologist Physician Semmes-Murphey Clinic PC Memphis, TN Oct 15, 2016 $400,000
Neurologist The Methodist Medical Center of Illinois Peoria, IL Jul 15, 2016 $380,000
Neurologist Stormont-Vail Healthcare Topeka, KS Jun 07, 2016 $365,000
Neurologist King's Daughters Medical Specialties, Inc. Ashland, KY Jan 07, 2016 $350,000
Neurologist Sleep Medicine Dickson Medical Associates PC Dickson, TN Jan 09, 2016 $350,000
Neurologist Sleep Medicine Dickson Medical Associates PC Dickson, TN Sep 01, 2016 $350,000
Neurologist Jefferson Medical Associates P A Laurel, MS Jan 07, 2016 $350,000
Neurologist Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. Charleston, WV Jul 20, 2015 $350,000
Neurologist Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. Charleston, WV Jul 06, 2015 $350,000
Neurologist University Neurology, Inc. Buffalo, NY Oct 20, 2016 $273,000
Neurologist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Mar 15, 2016 $270,225
Neurologist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jan 10, 2016 $270,225
Neurologist Neurology Group LLC Miami, FL Jan 06, 2016 $270,000
Neurologist U.T. Medical Group, Inc. Memphis, TN Jan 10, 2016 $270,000
Neurologist North Platte, Nebraska Hospital Corporation North Platte, NE Jul 01, 2015 $270,000
Neurologist Harlingen Physician Network, Inc. Brownsville, TX Jul 20, 2015 $270,000
Neurologist-Inpatient Care University Health System, Inc. Knoxville, TN Jul 01, 2015 $238,000 -
Neurologist Wentworth-Douglass Physician Corporation Dover, NH Oct 23, 2015 $236,802
Neurologist Asante Physician Partners Medford, OR May 16, 2016 $235,000
Neurologist Medical Foundation of Central Mississippi Jackson, MS Feb 28, 2015 $235,000

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Top Skills for A Neurologist


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Top Neurologist Skills

  1. Neurological Conditions
  2. Internal Medicine
  3. Medical Records
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • -Treated a wide range of complex neurological conditions in the adult population.
  • Help patient's with referral's, order's, fax, medical records, patient portals.
  • Scheduled and accompanied clients to medical appointments.Obtained information about clients' medical history, drug history, complaints and allergies.
  • Start a support group as part of the Epilepsy Foundation.
  • Trigger Point Injection and Nerve Block.

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