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:
    • excellent technical competence
    • excellent judgment
    • a thorough knowledge of related disciplines, including basic neuroscience, clinical research methodology, neurology, neuropathology and neuroradiology
    • superior managerial, professional, communication, and health advocacy skills

For those with academic research interests:

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