David J. Clark, Angelos G. Kolias, Matthew R. Garnett, Rikin A. Trivedi, Stephen J. Price, Peter J. Hutchinson
Abstract:Student-selected components (SSCs) are protected periods of time in the undergraduate medical curriculum which allow students to explore an area of medicine they are interested in. They are particularly valuable in exposing students to smaller specialties like neurosurgery, which are often sparsely covered in the rest of the undergraduate curriculum. Moreover, they provide opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in neurosurgery to increase their likelihood of being successful in specialty tr…
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