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  1. More data on work hours and salary. FYI these exist through the CMA for all specialtities. https://www.cma.ca/Assets/assets-library/document/en/advocacy/Neurology-e.pdf 2016 CaRMs data http://www.carms.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016-CaRMS-Forum-Data-Deck_FINAL_EN.pdf
  2. I matched to neurology this year so I might be able to shed a bit of light. A current neurology resident is probably better to ask about the resident lifestyle/remuneration. I do know that sr. neurology call itself is usually home-call (I think the exception is Calgary) but you do a lot of off-service internal call early on which is usually in-house. The only salary stat I have is from a Canadian physicians magazine (cannot recall which one, I just snapped a photo of it while reading in a Doc's lounge). This source cited the national specialists average gross FFS per FTE as $320,339. The 2016 first choice discipline to availability ratio was 0.84 which seems to be the trend the last few years (2014 - 0.89, 2013 - 0.76, 2012 - 1.00, 2011 - 0.83). There were two left over seats at Manitoba, one got picked up in the second round. I don't have 2015's stats in front of me but believe it was similar. So it's not overly competitive. A lot of people I spoke with on the tour had also applied to other disciplines. For instance I heard of all of the following combos: internal, peds neuro, psych, PMR, anesthesia, medical genetics, family, neurosurgery. I've met two ophthalmology residents who said they backed up with neurology during their CaRMs year. Basically, the tour seemed a lot bigger than a 1:1 ratio but not everyone was "all in" neurology applicants. That said, I met a few neurology applicants who had graduate degrees in neurosciences or had been involved in research during medical school so there were "neuro-gunners" too. But in the end, the stats tell the story. If you decide its for you, do a few electives, pick up a short research project/case study and write a good personal letter, I'm sure it will work out. With respect to the "best" neurology programs that's always hard to say. When that question is asked of any speciality you always get the response "you will get good training wherever you go" and its true. My personal impression was that Calgary, Toronto, and Western seemed to have very strong programs with a lot of research. UBC, Toronto, and Calgary had a lot of subspecialty exposure (neuro-inflammatory/neuro-vestibular). McGill has a solid (historical) reputation for being innovators in neuroscience. That said, a lot of the smaller programs seemed to offer more early hands-on training that seemed appealing. For instance Calgary doesn't have residents do stroke call until they are an R3 if I recall correctly. Although smaller programs have draw backs. You can loose some subspecialty exposure (Mac didn't have neuroonc, MUN didn't have cognitive neuro or an EEG rotation, Queen's doesn't have peds neuro or an IR suite, although apparently they were attempting to create a suite). But those programs often had elective time or had deals with other programs (peds neuro for Queen's is done at Sick Kids). Edmonton boasted a lot of interesting pathology as they cover the territories as well. UBC has some cool outreach clinics in Haifa Gwaii and Kitimat. Check out the CaRMs descriptions and you can get a flavour of each program. Also don't discount asking about each school's internal program because all neurology programs have about a year of off-service internal rotations. I personally think its the coolest field - I love the exam, I love the imaging and I love the puzzles. I think neuro has become even more exciting with the surge in neuroscience research and I think the future is even brighter.
  3. Anatomical Pathology: Queen's, Manitoba, Western, Dalhousie, UBC, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Memorial, Alberta, McGill, McMaster Anesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, Calgary, Sherbrooke, Memorial, Alberta, McMaster, Western, UBC, Queens, Saskatchewan, Dalhousie, Manitoba, Toronto Cardiac Surgery: Manitoba, UBC, Western, Calgary, Alberta, Ottawa, McGill, Dalhousie Dermatology: Alberta, Toronto, McMaster, Calgary, McGill, Ottawa, Montreal Diagnostic Radiology: Ottawa, Memorial, Queen's, Manitoba, Calgary, McGill, Toronto, McMaster, Dalhousie, Saskatchewan, Western, UBC, Montreal, Alberta Emergency Medicine: Laval, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Calgary, UBC, McGill, Edmonton, Western, Ottawa, Dalhousie, Toronto, Manitoba, Montreal, McMaster Family Medicine: Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, Western, Toronto, McGill (Montreal, Gatineau, Châteauguay), McMaster, Alberta (Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Edmonton - Urban), Saskatchewan (MJ, Regina, Swift Current, North Battleford, La Ronge, Saskatoon), NOSM, Queen's, Ottawa, Dalhousie, UBC, Manitoba, Calgary (Urban, Rural), Memorial General Pathology: General Surgery: UBC, McGill, McMaster (Niagara), Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Toronto, Western, Montreal, Dal, Ottawa, Queen's, NOSM, MUN, Alberta Hematopathology: Alberta, UBC, Ottawa, Dalhousie, Toronto Internal Medicine: Laval, Montreal Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics: Calgary, Toronto, UBC, Ottawa Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Dalhousie, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba, McMaster, UBC, McGill, Toronto, Queens Neurology - Paediatric: UBC, Toronto, Calgary, Alberta, McMaster, McGill, Ottawa Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: UBC Nuclear Medicine: McGill, Western Obstetrics and Gynecology: Manitoba, Montreal, Alberta, Toronto, Memorial, Queens, McGill, McMaster, Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatoon), Ottawa,UBC, Calgary, Dalhousie, Western Ophthalmology: UBC, Western, Ottawa, Manitoba, McGill, McMaster, ULaval, Dalhousie, Calgary, Alberta Orthopaedic Surgery: Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Calgary, Dalhousie, McMaster, UBC, Ottawa, Queen's, Toronto, Memorial Otolaryngology: Calgary, Alberta, Manitoba, McMaster, Western, Toronto, Dal, Montreal Paediatrics: McGill, Saskatchewan, Dalhousie, Alberta, UBC (Vancouver and Victoria), Manitoba, Ottawa, McMaster (Main, Waterloo), Calgary, NOSM, Toronto, Queen's, Memorial, Western Plastic Surgery: Manitoba, Dalhousie, McMaster, Toronto, Ottawa, McGill, Alberta Physical Medicine&Rehabilitation: Dal, UBC, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western, Toronto, Ottawa, Alberta, Calgary, McMaster Psychiatry: McMaster, Western, Memorial, Calgary, Alberta, McGill, Queen's, Ottawa, Manitoba, UBC, Dalhousie, Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatoon), NOSM Public Health: Calgary, Manitoba, Alberta, NOSM, McMaster, Saskatchewan, Toronto, Queen's, Ottawa Radiation Oncology: McMaster, Dal, McGill, Toronto, Queens, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, UBC, Urology: UBC, Dalhousie, McMaster, Western, Manitoba, Alberta, McGill, Ottawa, Toronto Vascular Surgery: Toronto, Western, UBC, Ottawa, McMaster, McGill
  4. Anatomical Pathology: Queen's, Manitoba, Western, Dalhousie, UBC, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Memorial, Alberta[/font][/color] Anesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, Calgary, Sherbrooke, Memorial, Alberta, McMaster, Western Cardiac Surgery: Manitoba, UBC, Western Dermatology: Alberta, UofT, McMaster Diagnostic Radiology: Ottawa, Memorial, Queen's, Manitoba, Calgary, McGill, Toronto, McMaster, Dal Emergency Medicine: Laval, Queen's Family Medicine: Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, Western, Toronto, McGill, McMaster, Alberta (Red Deer, Grande Prairie), Sask (MJ, Regina, Swift Current) General Pathology: General Surgery: UBC, McGill, McMaster (Niagara), Manitoba Hematopathology: Alberta, UBC, Ottawa Internal Medicine: Laval Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics: Calgary, Toronto Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Dalhousie, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba, McMaster, UBC, McGill Neurology - Pediatric: UBC, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, McMaster, McGill, Ottawa, Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: UBC Nuclear Medicine: McGill Obstetrics and Gynecology: Manitoba, Montreal, Alberta, Toronto, Memorial, Queens Ophthalmology: UBC, Western, Ottawa Orthopedic Surgery: Saskatchewan, UofA, Manitoba, Calgary Otolaryngology: Calgary, UofA Pediatrics: McGill, Saskatchewan, Dalhousie, Alberta, UBC (Vancouver) Plastic Surgery: Manitoba PM&R: Dal, UBC, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western, Toronto, Ottawa, UofA, Calgary Psychiatry: McMaster, Western, Memorial, Calgary, Alberta, McGill, Queen's, Ottawa, Manitoba, UBC, Dalhousie Public Health: Calgary, Manitoba, Alberta, NOSM, McMaster, Saskatchewan Radiation Oncology: McMaster Urology: UBC, Dal Vascular Surgery: Toronto, Western
  5. Anatomical Pathology: Queen's, Manitoba, Western, Dalhousie, UBC, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Memorial, Alberta Anesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, Calgary, Sherbrooke, Memorial, Alberta Cardiac Surgery: Manitoba, UBC, Western Dermatology: Alberta, UofT, McMaster Diagnostic Radiology: Ottawa, Memorial, Queen's, Manitoba, Calgary, McGill, Toronto Emergency Medicine: Laval, Queen's Family Medicine: Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, Western, Toronto, McGill, McMaster, Alberta (Red Deer, Grande Prairie), Sask (MJ, Regina, Swift Current) General Pathology: General Surgery: UBC, McGill, MCMASTER (NIAGARA) Hematopathology: Alberta, UBC, Ottawa Internal Medicine: Laval Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics: Calgary, Toronto Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Dalhousie, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba, McMaster Neurology - Pediatric: UBC, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, McMaster, McGill, Ottawa Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: UBC Nuclear Medicine: McGill Obstetrics and Gynecology: Manitoba, Montreal, Alberta, Toronto, Memorial Ophthalmology: UBC Orthopedic Surgery: Saskatchewan, UofA, Manitoba, Calgary Otolaryngology: Calgary, UofA Pediatrics: McGill, Saskatchewan, Dalhousie, Alberta, UBC (Vancouver) Plastic Surgery: Manitoba PM&R: Dal, UBC, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western, Toronto, Ottawa, UofA Psychiatry: McMaster, Western, Memorial, Calgary, Alberta, McGill, Queen's, Ottawa, Manitoba, UBC Public Health: Calgary, Manitoba, Alberta, NOSM, McMaster, Saskatchewan Radiation Oncology: McMaster Urology: UBC Vascular Surgery: Toronto, Western
  6. Anatomical Pathology: Queen's, Manitoba, Western, Dalhousie, UBC, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Memorial Anesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, Calgary, Sherbrooke, Memorial Cardiac Surgery: Manitoba, UBC, Western Dermatology: Alberta Diagnostic Radiology: Ottawa, Memorial, Queen's, Manitoba, Calgary, McGill, Toronto Emergency Medicine: Laval, Queen's Family Medicine: Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, Western, Toronto, McGill, McMaster, Alberta (Red Deer, Grande Prairie), Sask (MJ, Regina, Swift Current) General Pathology: General Surgery: UBC, McGill, MCMASTER (NIAGARA) Hematopathology: Alberta, UBC, Ottawa Internal Medicine: Laval Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics: Calgary, Toronto Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Dalhousie, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba Neurology - Pediatric: UBC, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, McMaster, McGill, Ottawa Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: UBC Nuclear Medicine: McGill Obstetrics and Gynecology: Manitoba, Montreal, Alberta, Toronto, Memorial Ophthalmology: Orthopedic Surgery: Saskatchewan, UofA, Manitoba, Calgary Otolaryngology: Calgary, UofA Pediatrics: McGill, Saskatchewan, Dalhousie, Alberta Plastic Surgery: Manitoba PM&R: Dal, UBC, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western, Toronto, Ottawa, UofA Psychiatry: McMaster, Western, Memorial, Calgary, Alberta, McGill, Queen's, Ottawa, Manitoba, UBC Public Health: Calgary, Manitoba, Alberta, NOSM, McMaster, Saskatchewan Radiation Oncology: McMaster Urology: Vascular Surgery: Toronto, Western
  7. Anatomical Pathology: Queen's, Manitoba, Western, Dalhousie Anesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, Calgary, Sherbrooke, Memorial Cardiac Surgery: Manitoba, UBC, Western Dermatology: Alberta Diagnostic Radiology: Ottawa, Memorial, Queen's, Manitoba, Calgary, McGill Emergency Medicine: Laval, Queen's Family Medicine: Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, Western, Toronto, McGill, McMaster, Alberta (Red deer, Grand prairie) General Pathology: General Surgery: UBC Hematopathology: Alberta, UBC, Ottawa Internal Medicine: Laval Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics: Calgary, Toronto Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Dalhousie, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba Neurology - Pediatric: UBC, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, McMaster, McGill Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: UBC Nuclear Medicine: McGill Obstetrics and Gynecology: Manitoba, Montreal, Alberta, Toronto, Memorial Ophthalmology: Orthopedic Surgery: Saskatchewan, UofA Otolaryngology: Calgary, UofA Pediatrics: McGill, Saskatchewan, Dalhousie Plastic Surgery: Manitoba PM&R: Dal, UBC, Queen's, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western, Toronto, Ottawa Psychiatry: McMaster, Western, Memorial, Calgary, Alberta, McGill, Queen's Public Health: Calgary, Manitoba, Alberta, NOSM, McMaster, Saskatchewan Radiation Oncology: McMaster Urology: Vascular Surgery: Toronto, Western
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