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Neurosurgery Residency Training Program

Train for a rewarding career

The Neurosurgery Residency Training Program exposes residents to a wide variety of neurosurgical problems, clinical approaches, as well as excellent academic and clinical education. Teaching takes place at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Saint John Regional Hospital, in Saint John, New Brunswick. Our division has established close relationships with all neurosurgical units in Atlantic Canada.

We strive to provide an academic environment where residents are continually challenged to acquire neurosurgical skills. You will experience a broad range of technical problem-solving and decision-making aspects of neurosurgery over a six-year period. Regular teaching rounds and seminars promote resident involvement in discussion of current issues, and you will benefit from regular interaction with attending staff.

The Division of Neurosurgery promotes research in residency training through programs involving basic research and clinical investigation. We are committed to developing a multidisciplinary approach to research involving clinicians and basic scientists.

Our Residency Training Program is central to our teaching/education mandate. Our success in this area is demonstrated by our ability to attract top-notch medical school applicants from across the country. Our outreach has also expanded to include foreign graduates, who have successfully completed our residency program and established successful neurosurgical practices in their countries of origin.