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Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves throughout the body. Neurologists diagnose and treat conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), migraine, epilepsy, and many other neurological disorders.

Neurologists may also be involved in clinical research, clinical trials, and basic or translational research. While neurology is a non-surgical specialty, its surgical counterpart is neurosurgery. Neurology is deeply intertwined with psychiatry and there is significant overlap in conditions treated by neurologists and psychiatrists.

Neurology Scholarships

may be directly geared towards the study of neurology, while others are available to medical students more broadly. Some of these scholarships may include:

  1. American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship: This program offers scholarships for medical students interested in the field of neurology. The scholarships are meant to support a summer of research in a neurology-related topic.
  2. AAN Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology: This award recognizes an outstanding medical student who is graduating from a U.S. or Canadian school of medicine and has an interest in neurology.
  3. American Brain Foundation Scholarship: This foundation offers various scholarships and fellowships to medical students and residents who are pursuing a career in neurology.
  4. Neurology Resident Research Education Program (NREF) Research Grants: While this program is for neurology residents, it's worth noting as it provides funding for neurology-related research projects.
  5. Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) Scholarship Programs: The CNF offers various scholarships to students and professionals interested in the field of pediatric neurology.

Please note that the availability of these scholarships might vary from year to year and it is always a good idea to check directly with the organization for the most up-to-date information. Similarly, your own university or medical school may have scholarships available to students interested in neurology. Always check with the financial aid or scholarships office at your school for information on these opportunities.

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