The Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group (NANSIG)-ten years of cultivating interest in clinical neurosciences

Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group (NANSIG)

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Abstract / Description of output

Collaboration and successful teamworking are important components of clinical practise, and these skills should be cultivated early in medical school. The breadth of current medical school curricula means that students often have limited exposure to clinical neurosciences. Since its inception in 2009, the Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group (NANSIG) has become a national (UK and Republic of Ireland) example of student and junior doctor synergistic collaboration to deliver educational materials, research, conferences, seminars and workshops, as well as advocating for diversity in this field. Recently, it has expanded to incorporate an international audience and cater for a larger group of young medical professionals. The organisation has overcome numerous challenges and is constantly innovating new approaches to harness the necessary knowledge, skills and network to succeed in a career in neurosciences, neurology and neurosurgery. This article summarises the initiatives undertaken by the group over its first 10 years of existence and its organisational structure, as well as its future plans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-946
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number4
Early online date18 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Humans
  • Neurology
  • Neurosciences/education
  • Neurosurgery/education
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Public Opinion
  • Students, Medical


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