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Women in Neurosurgery is pleased to introduce the 2nd edition of, "So You Want To Be A Neurosurgeon". Originally developed and written by Drs. Karin Muraszko and Deborah Benzil, this brochure remains a concise and relevant snapshot of the field of neurosurgery. The recent changes in both the application process as well as the course of training for neurosurgical residents are summarized in this 2nd edition. In addition, requirements for board certification and maintenance of certification are introduced.

While the healthcare system will continue to undergoing change in the future, the field of neurosurgery will always remain a vibrant demanding specialty, attracting the brightest and most dedicated students. On
behalf of Women in Neurosurgery, I wish you the best of luck in whichever field you pursue.

D. Roxanne Todor, MD