University of Calgary - Neurology - Pediatric - Calgary
The Pediatric Neurology Residency training Program at the Alberta Children's Hospital and the University of Calgary, offers a diverse and exciting educational experience. We have a strong commitment to clinical care, teaching and research.
The ratio of faculty to residents is better that 1:1.
Residents are exposed to a wide variety of neurological disorders, both common and rare, through a combination of out-patient clinics and in-patient services or consults (General Pediatrics Ward, Emergency Department, Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care). While on service residents will be exposed to several roles including that of a consultant neurologist for inpatient referrals as well as those from the outpatient program, as well as the primary care physician for patients admitted directly under the Neurology service (this typically consists of 3-5 patients).
Residents on-service also manage our Urgent Clinic, which typically sees 2-3 patients per day, and serves toexpediteNeurologyreferralsfrom the Community of the Emergency Department.
A strong and vibrant collaborative relationship exists between many disciplines with overlapping involvement in children and youth with neurological disorders. These include; Neurosurgery, Physiatry, Metabolics, Genetics, Neuroradiology, Developmental Pediatrics and General Pediatrics, to name a few. We also have a very close relationship with the Adult Neurology program, and the residents from both programs share part of their protected academic half-day.
To facilitate academic enhancement residents have the opportunity to participate and attend several weekly formal clinical and research rounds. These include, but are not limited to;pediatric neurology, city wide clinicalneurosciences(combined neurology/neurosurgery/neuropathology/neuroradiology) rounds, EEG/neurophysiology seminars, seizure conferences, brain injury rounds, stroke rounds, neuroradiology teaching seminars and developmentalneurosciencegrand rounds.
Resident Educational Longitudnal Clinic
Junior Pediatric Neurology residents (PGY1 and PGY2) are assigned to a faculty preceptor and attend clinics during their core pediatric rotations, when possible. Senior Pediatric Neurology residents (PGY3-PGY5) have their ownweeklylongitudinalclinic designed to foster independence and a sense of ownership for patient care.
How many residents are in the program?
We routinely accept 1 resident per year, currently there are 6 residents.
What is the call schedule like?
Call is home call for pediatric neurology with relatively less call in more senior years. On off-service rotations the residents follow the associated call system.
What research supports are available?
Our faculty members are involved in a variety of fields and invite resident involvement, including stroke, epilepsy, headache, neuromuscular, brain injury, neurocritical care and more.