How Many Neurosurgeons Are In Uganda

What is Neurosurgeon?

A surgeon specializing in surgery on the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord.

How Many Neurosurgeons Are In Uganda

Uganda, a nation of 44 million, had only 13 fully-trained neurosurgeons in 2020. Now it has only 12.

John Baptist Mukasa, age 54 and a pioneering neurosurgeon in his homeland died of COVID-19 on June 29.

How many years does it take to become a neurosurgeon in Uganda?

Becoming a neurosurgeon takes about 16 years of higher education, including four years for a bachelor’s degree, another four years for a doctorate, followed by a one-year internship in surgery, and a seven-year residency.

Which school offer neurosurgeon in Uganda?

Department of Neurosurgery, New Mulago Hospital, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

What is the best degree in Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgeons need a medical degree to become doctors. Before earning a medical degree, they need to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Degrees in pre-medicine, biology, or psychology can prepare undergraduates for medical school. Students should focus on coursework in anatomy, microbiology, physiology, and chemistry.

What is the most difficult type of neurosurgery?

Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are the most concerning and complex.