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Comprehensive program designed to train top neurologists


You'll start your residency training with 52 weeks (13 four-week blocks) of experience in internal medicine, including two blocks of neurology.


This is a “basic clinical year” during which you continue, with a broad range of rotations designed to prepare you for advanced training in neurology. Included in this second year are rotations in neuro-ophthalmology, neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, neurology (four months) and neurosurgery.


This year consists of 12 months of training in clinical neurology (inpatient services, consultation service and outpatient clinics).


You'll move through three-month rotations in EEG/epilepsy service, EMG/neuromuscular service, pediatric neurology and neuropathy.


Six months of the PGY5 year are dedicated to further training in clinical neurology, basic science study or research, or other training pertinent to neurology as determined by the program director in discussion with you. The final six months consist of ambulatory case clinics.


You can take the following electives in service areas: general neurology and stroke impatient units, neurology consults, ambulatory care clinics (in hospital and in community) and EEG and EMG labs. (EMG training is hands-on skills learning rather than observation.)


As a resident you're expected to participate in scholarly activity which may include clinical or basic science research, or a quality assurance project. We have a very active neurology training committee that assists in the choice of the project and supervision.


As a resident you'll have many opportunities to engage with faculty and other health professionals in in-depth discussions including:

  • weekly clinical neuroscience rounds held in conjunction with neurosurgery, pediatric neurology, neuroradiology and neuropathy
  • weekly academic half-days which cover a broad range of clinical and basic science topics relevant to neurology
  • bi-weekly sessions in clinical neurophysiology (EEG, EMG), neuroradiology or general neurology focusing on complex cases
  • a monthly journal club

Find out how to apply and learn more about the selection policy.