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Program Highlights

There are a number of highlights to the McGill Neurology residency program:

  • A smaller number of residents. On average we have 4-5 residents per year, which allows residents to have the support of their peers while not feeling overwhelmed as part of a larger program. The ratio of residents to faculty is 20 residents to 60 staff.
  • The opportunity to learn at multiple different training sites. It allows residents to work in different practice settings and learn from Neurologists with different experiences. The main teaching sites are:
    • The Montreal Neurological Hospital
    • The Royal Victoria Hospital (Glen site)
    • The Montreal General Hospital
    • The Jewish General Hospital
    • The Montreal Children’s Hospital
    • The Montreal Neuro Clinic at 5100 De Maisonneuve Ouest, where there is early exposure to longitudinal outpatient care
  • A diverse faculty with expertise in general neurology and many sub-specialties
  • Numerous learning opportunities in the form of both structured and unstructured teaching sessions (including but not limited to academic half days, daily morning teaching sessions, and bedside teaching)
  • The interaction between clinical neurology and neuroscience. All residents are offered 6 protected periods of dedicated research time that they can use to complete a project in the area of their choice. This can be in diverse areas including but not limited to basic neuroscience, clinical Neurology, neuroimaging, electrophysiology, education, or epidemiology. At McGill we are fortunate to have many researchers in diverse fields who can become supervisors and mentors to residents.
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General Information

The overall goal of the McGill Adult Neurology residency training program is to produce neurologists with the competence to effectively diagnose and manage the care of patients with neurological diseases. Residents who graduate from our program will have the ability to pursue the career that they choose, whether it is to enter directly into General Neurology practice or to pursue further training in a subspecialty.

We expect our residents to have strong interpersonal skills, to have a strong interest in Neurology, to be enthusiastic about learning more about all aspects of Neurology, and to be willing to teach others. By the time they graduate they should excel at taking a neurological history, localizing problems, and developing strategies to improve the lives of their patients. Strong interpersonal skills, work ethic, reception to feedback, and ability to work well with the other residents and staff in our program are the attributes we place the highest premium on in our program.

Successful applicants will also have a strong interest in Neurology. This can be demonstrated in many ways including electives, research, reading, personal letters, or interviews. We do not require a minimum number of electives or a minimum amount of research experience provided that candidates can demonstrate their passion for taking care of patients with neurological disorders.

Finally, we are looking for candidates who are motivated to learn about Neurology and improve their abilities and skills. They should excel at independent study, taking initiative in both their own learning and patient care, and assuming leadership roles in neurological education and training.

For a list of required rotations as well as additional information please consult the description on the CaRMS website: https://www.carms.ca/match/r-1-main-residency-match/program-descriptions/

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for McGill University - Neurology - Montreal.
Québec
Gross Annual Resident 1 Salary*
$49,258
Gross Annual Resident 2 Salary
$54,358
Gross Annual Resident 3 Salary
$59,458
Gross Annual Resident 4 Salary
$64,558
Gross Annual Resident 5 Salary
$69,658
Gross Annual Resident 6 Salary
$74,758
Gross Annual Resident 7 Salary
$74,758
Gross Annual Resident 8 Salary
$74,758
Call Premium
$607/28 days
Teaching Premium
$240/28 days
Resident Coordinator
$583/month
Assistant Resident Coordinator
$425/month
Annual Vacation
20 days/year
Statutory and Floating Holidays
13/year
Conference Leave
7 days pd/year
Study Leave
10 days pd/year
Exam Leave
Day (s) of the exam
Wedding Leave
7 days paid + 7 days without pay
Resuscitation Courses and Examination Leave
Day of the course and of the exam, course paid
Leave for Death in Family
From 1 to 5 days depending on the family member
Sick Leave
9.6 days pd / year And reimbursement of days not taken
Leave of Absence Without Pay (exceptional measure)
12 months maximum
Maternity Leave
Provincial Program (RQAP*) and FMRQ **
21 weeks
95 % of salary
Paternity Leave
Provincial Program (RQAP) and FMRQ
1 week, 100% of salary
3 to 5 weeks, 100% of salary
(two options)
Parental Leave (time sharing between parents)
19 to 29 weeks
55 to 75 % of salary
Adoption Leave
29 to 38 weeks
55 to 75 % of salary
Parking
½ of doctors’ fee
Free during on-call duty
Pager
Provided by the establishment
Quebec Health Insurance Program / RAMQ***
Yes
Extended Health Insurance
Yes
Dental Plan
Yes, available for a fee
Professional Liability Insurance****(CPMA not applicable)
Yes (free)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes
Meals
Reduced fee
Free during on-call duty
Life Insurance
Yes
Superior Financial Programs
Yes

Updated September 9, 2022

For more information, consult the FMRQ website.
www.fmrq.qc.ca

*RQAP : Régime québécois d’assurance parentale (Maternity, Paternity, Parental and Adoption Leave Provincial Plan)

**FMRQ : Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec (Québec medical residents’ union)

***RAMQ : Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (Québec Health Insurance Plan)

****In Québec, professional liability insurance is entirely assumed by the Direction des assurances du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux (DARSSS)

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