World-class education

CaRMS (Canadian Resident Matching Service)
To provide neurosurgical care that meets the needs of our region, the Division of Neurosurgery accepts one resident per year through CaRMS (Canadian Resident Matching Service).

Our Atlantic Canadian Neurosurgery Residency Program provides exceptional education that helps our outstanding residents develop into skilled and compassionate neurosurgeons. We also offer a Fellowship in Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery and play an active role in undergraduate and clerkship education at Dalhousie Medical School. 

Neurosurgery educational programs are carried out at training sites throughout Atlantic Canada:

QEII Health Sciences Centre

Halifax Infirmary
Division of Neurosurgery

1796 Summer Street/1799 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
Nova Scotia Health Website

IWK Health Centre

5850/5980 University Avenue
P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
IWK website

The Moncton Hospital, South East Regional Health Authority

135 MacBeath Avenue,
Moncton, NB E1C 6Z8
The Moncton Hospital neurosurgery website

Saint John Regional Hospital, South East Regional Health Authority

PO Box 5200,
400 University Avenue,
Saint John, NB  E2L 4L4
Saint John Regional Hospital website

Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador

300 Prince Phillip Drive
St. John's, NL A1B 3V6
Eastern Health Sciences Centre


Our Division is involved with other exciting educational initiatives

Neurosurgery Rookie Camp

Neurosurgery hosted the first Canadian Neurosurgery Rookie Camp providing first year neurosurgery residents from across the country an opportunity to use the Neurotouch – the most advanced virtual reality neurosurgical simulation technology. 

Clinical Investigator Program (CIP)

The Dalhousie University Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is an accredited postgraduate medical education training program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The purpose of the CIP is to provide individuals in a postgraduate medical education specialty/subspecialty training program the opportunity to undertake research training with the intention of pursuing a clinician scientist/clinical investigator career track.

Dr. William D. Stevenson Research Award

This award was established to encourage residents in the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program to pursue research during their training. This award honours the memory of Dr. William D. Stevenson, Atlantic Canada's first neurosurgeon, and is presented annually to a Neurosurgery Resident for outstanding contributions in basic and clinical research in Neurosurgery.

Dr. W. J. Howes Neurosurgery Teaching Award

Dr. W. J. Howes is a neurosurgeon who had a distinguished career in Halifax from 1973 – 2008; this award is to recognize his contributions to neurosurgical teaching. The Dr. W. J. Howes Neurosurgery Teaching Award is intended to acknowledge excellence in neurosurgery teaching by a resident, fellow or attending neurosurgeon.

Award Criteria