Description: Description: Residency ProgramDescription: Description: Residency Program

The McGill University Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency Programs have the specific goals of training both clinical neurologists and neurosurgeons and academic clinician-scientists. They are designed to meet requirements in adult neurology, pediatric neurology, and neurosurgery of the Collège des Médecins du Québec and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The programs are university-based and include the neurological and neurosurgical departments of the Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, Glen Hospital (Royal Victoria) and the Sir M.B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital. Residents rotate to each hospital in the course of their training.

ADULT NEUROLOGY

The 5-year adult neurology training program is comprised of 1 year of internal medicine and 4 years of neurology. The core training includes a total 2 years of clinical rotations on the teaching units of the participating hospitals, including 12 weeks of child neurology and 8 weeks of clinical epilepsy-EEG. All residents have rotations in EMG/neuromuscular disease (12 weeks), and psychiatry (4 weeks). Thirty-two weeks of electives are interspersed throughout the 4 years of neurology, and the last 24 weeks of the program consist of dedicated out-patient clinic rotations in general and subspecialty neurology. A unique feature of the program is a the 24-week neuroscience research rotation, designed to give residents first hand exposure to techniques and ideas in contemporary clinical and basic neuroscience.

There is an active teaching program in each of the participating hospitals. This includes seminar series in the basic neurosciences, teaching rounds and subspecialty teaching rounds. There are numerous lectures and seminars that cover the broad spectrum of clinical and scientific neurology. There are frequent guest lectures by neurologists and neuroscientists of international stature.

Residents are encouraged to pursue post-residency academic training in neurosciences, or clinical fellowship training, either at McGill or elsewhere.

Adult Neurology Objectives

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Basic Clinical Year

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Core Rotations Electives

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EEG Objectives

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Electromyography Objectives

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Neuroscience Rotation Objectives

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Outpatient Clinic Objectives

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Pediatric Neurology Objectives for Adults

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Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Dr. Fraser Moore
Director
Adult Neurology Residency Program

c/o Nadia D'Amore
Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 University Street, Room 144
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2B4
Tel: (514) 398-1904
FAX: (514) 398-4621

Email: residency.neurology@mcgill.ca

CHILD NEUROLOGY

The 5-year child neurology training program consists of 1 year of pediatrics and 4 years of neurology. The content of the neurology years is similar to the training in adult neurology, the main difference being that the majority of the clinical neurology exposure is at the Montreal Children's Hospital. Included in the Montreal Children's Hospital neurology experience are an in-patient neurology clinical teaching unit, an in-patient consultation service, and out-patient clinics including general neurology clinics, and special clinics for children with epilepsy, neurofibromatosis, neuromuscular disorders, and genetic neurometabolic disorders.

 All child neurology trainees spend 24 to 52 weeks in adult neurology at one or more of the adult hospitals. The 24-week neuroscience research rotation is also considered mandatory for pediatric neurology residents, and may be completed at either the Montreal Children's Hospital or elsewhere within the McGill system.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Dr. Myriam Srour
Director
Child Neurology Residency Program

c/o Nadia D'Amore
Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 University Street, Room 144
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2B4
Tel: (514) 398-1904
FAX: (514) 398-4621
Email:
residency.neurology@mcgill.caadele.damato@mcgill.ca

 

NEUROSURGERY

The residency training program in neurosurgery is under the direction of the Division of Neurosurgery of McGill University. It is an integrated program. Adult elective neurosurgery is done exclusively at the Montreal Neurological Hospital. Paediatric neurosurgery including paediatric neurotrauma is done at the Montreal Children's Hospital. Neuro-Trauma is done at the Montreal General Hospital. All sites belong to the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

Although the integrated program is of six years' duration, the length of the program varies depending on the resident's career goals, the qualifying specialty body for which he or she is making preparation and the individual background of experience at McGill in medical and surgical disciplines. Residents will need at least two years of Core General Surgery (available at McGill) followed by a minimum of four years of Neurosurgical Training. The first year of neurosurgical training is considered part of the Core Surgery Program. Residents should pass the Principle of Surgery examinations during their second Core Surgery year. They are expected to attend mandatory Core Surgery preparatory sessions to that effect.

For the Neurosurgical Training, thirty-nine blocks are expected of individual residents. Individual rotations are of three to four blocks' duration. Residents will be expected to rotate through the four adult neurosurgery services at the Montreal Neurological Hospital, the trauma rotation at the MGH site and the paediatric rotation at the MCH site in junior resident capacity. When they return to these rotations they automatically assume a senior resident role on individual services. The second set of rotations are usually of four blocks' duration.

Additionally residents are expected to do a year of electives in neurology, neuroradiology, neuropathology and critical care neurosurgery.

Participation in research programs for qualified and interested residents is encouraged during the course of training. Selected candidates may register for graduate degrees with the approval of the head of the laboratory and the program director. They can also register to the clinical investigator program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Their first year of research is part of the residency training and can be extended to two further years to obtain a degree.

The academic program includes weekly Grand Rounds and/or Inter-Service Rounds on Monday. This is followed by in-training written examinations of the Royal College Format every second week alternating with corrections of that exam the other week. Additionally, there are Wednesday morning teaching sessions organized by the Chief Residents. One day of protected teaching per week is the norm on all services. During that day, clinical exposure to patients, journal clubs, case presentations are scheduled. There is a weekly seizure conference to discuss difficult seizure surgery patients. Twice yearly, senior residents are given mock oral examinations of the Royal College Format.

Canadian PGY-1 applicants are accepted via CaRMS.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson, Program Director
Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital
3801 University Street, Room 109
Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
Tel.: (514) 398-1935
Fax: (514) 398-2811
Email: luisa.birri@mcgill.ca

APPLICATIONS

Applications for adult neurology, child neurology, or neurosurgery are encouraged from:

1) Fourth-year Canadian medical students through CaRMS. Successful applicants will do a PGY-1 year in internal medicine or pediatrics at a McGill teaching hospital followed by the 4-year neurology training program.

2)  Canadian citizens who are graduates of Canadian medical schools outside Quebec and who have at least one year (post M.D.) of internal medicine, pediatrics, and/or neurology training.

3) American citizens who are graduates of U.S. medical schools. These applicants should apply through the American Matching Program for training in neurology commencing a PGY-2 level; the PGY-1 in internal medicine or pediatrics may also be done at McGill. Enquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Fraser Moore
Director,
Adult Neurology Residency Program
c/o Nadia D'Amore
Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 University Street, Room 144
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2B4
Tel: (514) 398-1904
FAX: (514) 398-4621
Email:
residency.neurology@mcgill.ca

Dr. Chantal Poulin
Director
Child Neurology Residency Program
c/o Nadia D'Amore
Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 University Street, Room 144
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2B4
Tel: (514) 398-1904
FAX: (514) 398-4621
Email:
residency.neurology@mcgill.ca

Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson
Director Neurosurgery Residency Program
c/o Ms. Luisa Birri
Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 University Street, Room 109
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2B4
Tel: (514) 398-1938
FAX: (514) 398-2811
E-mail: luisa.birri@mcgill.ca

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