Tenets of the Educational Program

The Resident: The major responsibility for the learning aspects of the training program rests with the resident. Their objective is to become an independent, competent neurosurgeon. Their responsibilities are to develop and practice the skills of self-learning which will lead to independence from their teachers. The accumulation of knowledge in both basic and clinical sciences is the responsibility of the trainee. Read More…

The Staff Neurosurgeon: The responsibilities of the attending neurosurgical staff in the program are to assist the resident to achieve a competent state of independence in the practice of neurosurgery. This can be done by giving guidance in reading and studying, by supervising and demanding excellence in data gathering skills, by supervising the resident’s development of a system of analysis and decision making, and in supervising and teaching technical skills. Read More…

The Program: During the first two years, a number of seminars and online courses are set up throughout the year by the Surgical Foundations director to meet the needs of residents, guided by the Royal College Objectives of Surgical Foundations. Read More…