Question by Samantha: How do I prepare for a future in Neuropsychology?
I live in the United States and I am about to start my junior year in High School. What colleges should I look into to start my education in Neuropsychology? I am hoping to find a school with a good theatre program as well but I am open to suggestions. I am not entirely sure what I want to do after college, but I am looking into maybe working with kids and teens in a mental hospital or maybe working with soldiers coming home form battle. I am also unsure about how to get a degree in Neuropsychology. Am I supposed to major in Psychology and take Neuroscience classes on the side? I also heard something about getting a degree in clinical psychology? Should I get a PhD or an MD? And what is the difference between the two for this particular field? Also, what courses should I be interested in after High School? I have just enrolled in my community college so that I can take general classes, such as Statistics and English. I am also taking AP Psychology at my High School. What else should I be doing to prepare for college? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Answer by DaniBaje
Psychologists are not medical doctors. Only medical doctors have MD degrees.
Neuropsychologists have PhD or PsyD degrees.
You would major in Psychology, then complete a PsyD or PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology.
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