Overall Goals of the Program

Overall Goals of the

University of Toronto Neurosurgery Residency Training Program


General Objectives

To produce fully trained neurosurgeons who:


·         have passed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Specialty Examinations in Neurosurgery


·         are ready to assume the position of a consultant neurosurgeon


·         are clinically competent with:

o   excellent technical competence

o   excellent judgment

o   a thorough knowledge of related disciplines, including basic neuroscience, clinical research methodology, neurology, neuropathology and neuroradiology

o   superior managerial, professional, communication, and health advocacy skills


·         for those with academic research interests:

o   have obtained a higher research degree, such as an M.Sc. or Ph.D., in order to develop research interest, ability and training

o   have teaching interest, ability and training