UCL Institute of Neurology


Patrick Adjei from Ghana, MSc in Clinical Neurology


What was your academic background when you applied for the course?

I completed a BSc in Medical Sciences, an MBCHB (Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery) and a three year internal medicine residency training. I’m a member of the West African College of Physicians and I’ve taught medicine on a part-time basis at my college back home.

What made you want to do this course?

I didn’t have any formal training in neurology and I wanted to be a neurologist. I felt that the structure of the course would expose me to both the clinical aspect (such as diagnosis and treatment) and the neuroscientific side of neurological diseases. My boss had already trained at Queen Square and recommended the course to me. Eventually, I’m planning to go back to Ghana and take up a faculty position.

What are the benefits of the course for you?

The benefits are numerous and I can’t all list them here. But most importantly, it’s intriguing and highly motivating to be directly interacting with the experts in the field. You read about these personalities in articles back home and you come here and are actually taught by them personally! It’s great and they expose me to the most current advances in neuroscience and neurology.

What else do you appreciate about the course?

I very much appreciated the weekly tutorials in research methodology we were given for the first six months and the individual feedback for our exam results and assignments. I would recommend coming to study here to anybody.

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