University of Saskatchewan - College of Medicine

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Neurosurgery Residency Program

University of Saskatchewan - College of Medicine

Faculty:College of Medicine
Field of Study:Neurological Surgery/Neurosurgery
Length:6 Year(s)


The residency training program in Neurosurgery at the University of Saskatchewan is a fully accredited program by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our trainees have a proud record of success at the qualifying examinations for Neurosurgery and most have gone on to prestigious fellowships. Others have gone directly into neurosurgical practice without difficulty. We offer the resident a progressively increasing level of clinical responsibility over the 6-year program.

The trainee can expect to gain expertise in all major areas of current neurosurgical practice including oncology, pediatrics, skull base surgery, vascular, endovascular, epilepsy, functional, complex spinal disorders, peripheral nerve, and trauma. Emphasis is placed not only upon technical and academic proficiency, but excellent communication and interpersonal skills – especially towards patients and families coping with neurosurgical disease. The first two years consist of surgical foundation training in neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedic spine, ICU, vascular, general surgery trauma, acute care surgery, plastics, and neurosurgery clinic rotation. The subsequent 4 years of neurosurgery training include rotations on neurosurgery, neurosurgery clinic, neuropathology, neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery and up to 12 months of elective time for research or clinical electives.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Application for University of Saskatchewan entry level positions in Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada specialty training programs or first-year Family Medicine training programs must be made through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). See website for details.

    * 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 September 14, 2022