Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Neurosurgery (Residency Training)

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Program Information

School:Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Neurological Surgery/Neurosurgery
Description:This six-year program is designed to prepare trainees for a career in either academic or community neurosurgery. The program accepts two new residents per year through the Canadian Resident Matching Service. The curriculum includes "core surgical" rotations in the first two years, which include neurosurgery, general surgery, ICU, and internal medicine.The 3rd, 4th, and 6th years include 24 blocks of adult neurosurgery, 4 blocks of pediatric neurosurgery, as well as rotations in neuropathology and neuroradiology. Year 5 is dedicated to research of either a basic science or clinical nature.

A large volume of clinical work is available, and graduates of this program have excellent surgical experience. Our graduates are well prepared for their Royal college Certification exam in neurosurgery and have gone on to successful academic or private practice careers in Canada or the United States.
URL:Neurosurgery (Residency Training) at Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Length:6 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To be eligible to participate in the Canadian Resident Matching Service you must be either a medical student or graduate having obtained or obtaining a medical degree by July 1 from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education / Committee on Accreditation on Canadian Medical Schools (LCME/CACMS) accredited school, a school of osteopathic medicine or an international medical school.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Selection of candidates into the programis made through the Canadian Resident Matching Service. The candidates we are looking for should posses integrity, honesty, compassion, and an unquenchable desire for learning. In addition they should not be averse to a physically and mentally demanding residency and profession.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on June 18, 2009