Dr. Michael Yeung
Residents are allowed 7 working days each year to attend neurology meetings. The Department of Clinical Neurosciences contributes up to $2,000 toward resident travel to meetings each year. In addition, the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine (through the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education) provides financial assistance to residents for travel costs to a meeting when the resident is the first author of a presentation. Other funds also may be available for resident travel assistance.
Neurology residents have the option to enter a MSc or PhD program funded by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) Resident Scientist Program or the Clinician Investigator Residency Program. The leave is normally taken at the end of the PGY3 or PGY4 year. Salary is pegged at the PGY level of the resident. Details can be found (http://hbi.ucalgary.ca/our-education/prospective-trainees)here and (http://cumming.ucalgary.ca/cip)here.