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NEUROVASCULAR DOCTOR/RESEARCHER, IN-DEPTH: You're Dealing With A Human, Not A Machine

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Vismay, currently the head of Neurovascular research at a hospital in the spine department and looking to start Residency in Neurosurgery, talks about the challenges in his field, why he loves it, and what he's learned about it over time. Once you are dealing with a human life, you have to be sincere, responsible, and dedicated.

Degree: Medicine - Neurobiology and Neurosciences
Job Title: Neurovascluar Doctor/Researcher

Job Summary: Neurosurgeons

Job Description

Neurosurgeons are a type of physician who specialize in researching, rehabilitating, and performing surgery on the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, or other nerve tissue.

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$200,000 - $700,000
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10 to 20 percent
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Full-time, Long hours
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Physically demanding, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
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Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Likes working with hands, Patience, Strength/stamina, Technical skills, Verbal communication skills, Hand-eye coordination

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m='13590'>other</span> <span m='13890'>fields,</span> <span m='14770'>but</span> <span m='15330'>you</span> <span m='15540'>know</span> <span m='15930'>that</span> <span m='16280'>how</span> <span m='16620'>the</span> <span m='16710'>human</span> <span m='17060'>body</span> <span m='17360'>works.</span> <span m='18100'>And</span> <span m='19000'>it's</span> <span m='19270'>like</span> <span m='20820'>very</span> <span m='21260'>complicated</span> <span m='21970'>things.</span> <span m='23790'>You're</span> <span m='24180'>going</span> <span m='24400'>to</span> <span m='24530'>deal</span> <span m='25040'>with</span> <span m='25350'>a</span> <span m='25430'>human</span> <span m='25790'>body,</span> <span m='26080'>not</span> <span m='26310'>with a</span> <span m='26550'>machine.</span> </p><p><span m='29300'>A</span> <span m='29760'>mechanical</span> <span m='30880'>worker</span> <span m='31830'>can</span> <span m='33390'>repair</span> <span m='33775'>the</span> <span m='34160'>engine,</span> <span m='35150'>but</span> <span m='35500'>that's</span> <span m='35900'>only</span> <span m='36220'>when</span> <span m='36390'>the</span> <span m='36530'>car</span> <span m='36870'>is</span> <span m='37460'>turned</span> <span m='37750'>off.</span> <span m='38770'>So</span> <span m='39560'>if</span> <span m='39700'>you</span> <span m='39900'>turn</span> <span m='40180'>on</span> <span m='40300'>the</span> <span m='40430'>engine,</span> <span m='40860'>and</span> <span m='41440'>he</span> <span m='41890'>goes</span> <span m='42180'>to</span> <span m='42300'>repair,</span> <span m='42740'>he's</span> <span m='42950'>going</span> <span m='43070'>to</span> <span m='43120'>break</span> <span m='43440'>his</span> <span m='44010'>hands.</span> <span m='44840'>And</span> <span m='45140'>that's</span> <span m='45340'>how</span> <span m='45520'>the</span> <span m='45650'>human</span> <span m='45960'>body</span> <span m='46400'>is.</span> <span m='46530'>Human</span> <span m='46840'>body's</span> <span m='47330'>a</span> <span m='47675'>live,</span> <span m='48300'>running</span> <span m='48680'>engine.</span> <span m='49640'>And</span> <span m='50390'>there are</span> <span m='50620'>lots</span> <span m='50990'>of</span> <span m='51130'>factors</span> <span m='51550'>and</span> <span m='51670'>lots</span> <span m='51920'>of</span> <span m='52030'>parameters</span> <span m='53000'>you</span> <span m='53150'>need</span> <span m='53440'>to</span> <span m='53750'>understand</span> <span m='55160'>to</span> <span m='55270'>give</span> <span m='55490'>the</span> <span m='55580'>best</span> <span m='55880'>to</span> <span m='55930'>your</span> <span m='56070'>patient.</span> </p><p><span m='58690'>Once</span> <span m='59070'>you</span> <span m='59320'>are</span> <span m='59430'>dealing</span> <span m='59740'>with</span> <span m='59890'>a</span> <span m='60000'>human</span> <span m='60340'>life,</span> <span m='60810'>you</span> <span m='60960'>need</span> <span m='61200'>to</span> <span m='61260'>be</span> <span m='61380'>sincere</span> <span m='61970'>and</span> <span m='62140'>responsible</span> <span m='63340'>and</span> <span m='65180'>perfectly</span> <span m='66010'>dedicated</span> <span m='66570'>to</span> <span m='66660'>the</span> <span m='66780'>field.</span> <span m='67480'>And</span> <span m='68040'>there's</span> <span m='69510'>not</span> <span m='69750'>a</span> <span m='69810'>single</span> <span m='70550'>point</span> <span m='71170'>of</span> <span m='71810'>chance</span> <span m='72260'>for</span> <span m='72450'>the</span> <span m='72570'>mistake.</span> <span m='73340'>If</span> <span m='73500'>you</span> <span m='73590'>do</span> <span m='73770'>a</span> <span m='73850'>mistake,</span> <span m='74240'>that's</span> <span m='74650'>going</span> <span m='74980'>to kill</span> <span m='75140'>someone's</span> <span m='75700'>relative,</span> <span m='76250'>someone's</span> <span m='76740'>mother</span> <span m='77110'>or</span> <span m='77170'>someone's</span> <span m='77520'>dad</span> <span m='78220'>or</span> <span m='78340'>someone's</span> <span m='78650'>loved</span> <span m='79030'>one.</span> <span m='81370'>So</span> <span m='81580'>that's</span> <span m='81780'>the</span> <span m='81860'>biggest</span> <span m='82450'>challenge,</span> <span m='82960'>I</span> <span m='83010'>would</span> <span m='83210'>say.</span> </p><p><span m='84570'>The</span> <span m='84670'>dedication</span> <span m='86790'>is</span> <span m='86980'>like</span> <span m='87170'>most</span> <span m='87430'>important</span> <span m='87890'>thing.</span> <span m='88480'>But</span> <span m='89290'>again,</span> <span m='90120'>if</span> <span m='90260'>you</span> <span m='90400'>have</span> <span m='91040'>passion</span> <span m='91480'>for</span> <span m='91680'>medicine,</span> <span m='92400'>that</span> <span m='92610'>dedication</span> <span m='93230'>is</span> <span m='93490'>always</span> <span m='93800'>going</span> <span m='93940'>to</span> <span m='94020'>come</span> <span m='94280'>from</span> <span m='94530'>the</span> <span m='94600'>heart.</span> <span m='95290'>And</span> <span m='95590'>you're</span> <span m='95710'>going</span> <span m='95870'>to</span> <span m='99700'>going</span> <span m='99830'>to</span> <span m='99870'>find</span> <span m='100180'>this</span> <span m='100390'>things</span> <span m='100580'>like</span> <span m='100830'>as</span> <span m='101040'>most</span> <span m='101310'>interesting</span> <span m='102250'>thing</span> <span m='102540'>in</span> <span m='102680'>the</span> <span m='102790'>world.</span> <span m='103540'>And</span> <span m='103940'>of</span> <span m='104090'>course,</span> <span m='104310'>you're</span> <span m='104410'>going</span> <span m='104550'>to</span> <span m='104730'>keep</span> <span m='104960'>working</span> <span m='105370'>ahead.</span> </p><p><span m='106050'>When</span> <span m='106350'>I</span> <span m='106530'>was</span> <span m='106770'>in</span> <span m='106910'>my</span> <span m='107260'>high</span> <span m='107460'>school,</span> <span m='108010'>there</span> <span m='108260'>was</span> <span m='109190'>many</span> <span m='109930'>things</span> <span m='110300'>which</span> <span m='110570'>I</span> <span m='110730'>saw</span> <span m='110980'>in</span> <span m='111080'>the</span> <span m='111170'>medicine</span> <span m='111600'>career</span> <span m='112060'>and,</span> <span m='112340'>of</span> <span m='112520'>course,</span> <span m='113700'>the</span> <span m='113790'>money.</span> <span m='115380'>But</span> <span m='115640'>when</span> <span m='115890'>I</span> <span m='116140'>eventually</span> <span m='116660'>grew</span> <span m='116955'>up,</span> <span m='118240'>I</span> <span m='118330'>got</span> <span m='118820'>an</span> <span m='118980'>idea</span> <span m='119380'>that</span> <span m='120250'>money</span> <span m='120620'>is</span> <span m='120830'>the</span> <span m='121020'>least</span> <span m='121320'>important</span> <span m='121760'>thing</span> <span m='122920'>when</span> <span m='123080'>it</span> <span m='123200'>comes</span> <span m='123440'>to</span> <span m='123560'>medicine.</span> <span m='124050'>I</span> <span m='124140'>mean</span> <span m='124890'>of</span> <span m='125040'>course</span> <span m='125470'>it's</span> <span m='125710'>important</span> <span m='127490'>to</span> <span m='128630'>give</span> <span m='129340'>the</span> <span m='130020'>things</span> <span m='130500'>to</span> <span m='130600'>your</span> <span m='130699'>loved</span> <span m='131020'>ones,</span> <span m='132050'>and</span> <span m='132460'>you have to</span> <span m='133010'>carry</span> <span m='133320'>on</span> <span m='133440'>with</span> <span m='133590'>your</span> <span m='133710'>life.</span> <span m='134340'>So</span> <span m='134610'>money</span> <span m='134930'>is</span> <span m='135250'>eventually</span> <span m='135720'>important.</span> <span m='136160'>But</span> <span m='136290'>if</span> <span m='136400'>you</span> <span m='136700'>keep</span> <span m='136870'>treating</span> <span m='137260'>your</span> <span m='137490'>patients,</span> <span m='138410'>money</span> <span m='138780'>is</span> <span m='139420'>automatically</span> <span m='139960'>going</span> <span m='140920'>to</span> <span m='141070'>come.</span> </p><p><span m='145070'>It's</span> <span m='145320'>everything.</span> <span m='145970'>Medicine</span> <span m='146990'>has</span> <span m='147540'>everything</span> <span m='148060'>in</span> <span m='148250'>it.</span> <span m='149220'>You've</span> <span m='149420'>got</span> <span m='149580'>a</span> <span m='149630'>very</span> <span m='149930'>nice</span> <span m='150370'>social</span> <span m='151110'>life,</span> <span m='151570'>very</span> <span m='151820'>nice</span> <span m='152310'>social</span> <span m='152680'>respect.</span> <span m='155900'>Of</span> <span m='156060'>course,</span> <span m='156900'>it's</span> <span m='157560'>one</span> <span m='157790'>of</span> <span m='157900'>the</span> <span m='157970'>highly</span> <span m='158280'>paid</span> <span m='159110'>branches.</span> <span m='161590'>You</span> <span m='162100'>get</span> <span m='162580'>a</span> <span m='162960'>lot</span> <span m='163250'>of</span> <span m='163420'>your</span> <span m='163540'>patients</span> <span m='164100'>once</span> <span m='164340'>you</span> <span m='165040'>treat</span> <span m='165330'>them</span> <span m='166110'>once,</span> <span m='166570'>you've</span> <span m='166810'>cured</span> <span m='167170'>them.</span> <span m='167620'>Once</span> <span m='167950'>you</span> <span m='168290'>cure their</span> <span m='168690'>pain,</span> <span m='170200'>you</span> <span m='170400'>get</span> <span m='170840'>lots</span> <span m='171140'>of</span> <span m='171270'>wishes.</span> <span m='172050'>And</span> <span m='172430'>you</span> <span m='172530'>get</span> <span m='172720'>like</span> <span m='173030'>lots</span> <span m='173320'>of</span> <span m='173670'>blessing.</span> <span m='176430'>I</span> <span m='176510'>mean,</span> <span m='176680'>it's</span> <span m='177150'>really</span> <span m='177460'>amazing</span> <span m='177920'>to</span> <span m='178040'>see</span> <span m='178300'>a</span> <span m='178360'>smile</span> <span m='179140'>on</span> <span m='179320'>the</span> <span m='179420'>face</span> <span m='179780'>of</span> <span m='179890'>the</span> <span m='180000'>patients</span> <span m='180620'>once</span> <span m='180870'>you</span> <span m='181470'>have</span> <span m='181770'>treated</span> <span m='182970'>well.</span> </p>","file":{"id":302200,"video_id":"2764874123001","name":"1316-Vismay-NeuroSurgeryResident2","duration":184344,"thumbnail_url":null}});