Memorial University of Newfoundland - Neurology - St. John's
- Small program ensures early responsibility and exposure to complex cases.
- Small faculty-to-resident ratio ensure early mentorship and close, meaningful relationships among residents and staff.
- Unique exposure to the nuances of both academic and rural/community neurology.
- High incidence of certain genetic illnesses (founder effect!) and a large catch area as the only academic centre for the province and even patients from St. Pierre et Miquelon.
- Longitudinal clinic with a single mentor from PGY 3-5, which allows residents to follow their own patients, develop their own practice style, and learn valuable practice management skills.
- Plenty of opportunities to participate in medical education of medical students and other residents.
- Resident engagement in program matters – all residents are invited to Residency Program Committee (RPC) meetings and given the opportunity to bring up issues or discuss any concerns.
The MUN Neurology Residency Program is committed to training and preparing future neurologists for academic and community practices with a solid foundation in general neurology. The vast majority of our residents ultimately pursue further subspecialty/fellowship training, which is well supported by the program’s flexible schedule, ample elective opportunities, early responsibility due to the smaller program size, and early mentorship opportunities thanks to the close and collegial group.
In July 2020, the Neurology Residency Program transitioned to Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME). This is a five-year program divided into 4-week rotations/blocks. The training schedule is broadly divided into three parts: Foundations, Core, and Transition to Practice.
Memorial University offers a smaller Neurology Residency Program, which allows for greater independence and exposure to complex cases early in residency. Furthermore, our group provides far more than a collegial and respectful atmosphere – it fosters close, meaningful relationships between residents, faculty, allied health, and support staff.