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

Lookup NU author(s): Melissa Gough, Dr Alistair Jenkins



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© 2022, The Author(s). 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.

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Author(s): Park JJ, Ooi SZY, Gillespie CS, Bandyopadhyay S, Chowdhury YA, Solomou G, Gough M, Kanmounye US, Yanez Touzet A, Poon MTC, Demetriades AK, Jenkinson MD, Jenkins A, Bligh ER, Richardson GE, Clynch A, Egiz A, Lee SH, Burton O, Bolton W, Kewlani B, Steinruecke M, Shanbhag A, Erhabor J, Mantle O

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acta Neurochirurgica

Year: 2022

Pages: e-pub ahead of print

Online publication date: 18/01/2022

Acceptance date: 02/01/2022

ISSN (print): 0001-6268

ISSN (electronic): 0942-0940

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s00701-022-05113-0