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Program Highlights

The Calgary Neurosurgery Residency Program is known for providing training in a collaborative and collegial environment where the highest quality of service and education are delivered. Two new residents are accepted each year. In addition to hands-on and didactic teaching of residents, the faculty contributes significantly to undergraduate medical education. They are closely involved in the small group curriculum as well as clerkship rotations. Semi-annual events for both residents and their significant others contribute to the close comradery fostered within our program.

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General Information

We have recently incorporated Competency by Design (CBD) training to guide learners as they progress through the program.

The section of Neurosurgery encompasses all subspecialties including; cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, epilepsy neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, neuro-oncology, skull base surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, functional neurosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and spine surgery to give our residents a well rounded training program.

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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 University of Calgary - Neurosurgery - Calgary.
Alberta
Pay Level 1
$58,934
Pay Level 2
$65,232
Pay Level 3
$70,259
Pay Level 4
$75,291
Pay Level 5
$81,584
Pay Level 6
$86,615
Pay Level 7
$93,577
Pay Level 8
$101,114
Educational Leave
14 days paid leave
Annual Vacation
4 weeks/yr
Call Stipends
Weekday in-house – $118.02
Weekend in-house / holiday – $178.72
Weekday home call – $59.01
Weekend home call / holiday – $89.35
Frequency of Calls
In-house call: 7/28. 2/4 weekend call.
Home call: 9/28. 2/4 weekend call
**A Resident scheduled on Home call but who is required to work more than four hours in hospital during the call period, of which more than one full hour is past 12:00 a.m. and before 6:00 a.m., or more than six (6) hours in hospital during the call period, shall be remunerated at the rate for In-House call.$100 per day for each scheduled weekend day of patient rounds when not on-call
Practice Stipend
$1,500
Extended Health Insurance
75% premium paid $1000 per year Flexible Spending Account*
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
.95%
Dental Plan
75% premium paid
CMPA Dues Paid
$1,500
Life Insurance
100% towards $150,000 coverage
Life Support Course Costs (Program Approved)
100% paid
Long-Term Disability Insurance
100% paid for 75% gross income
Statutory Holidays
Paid days. Additional days off are given if resident works the day before and part of a named holiday.
Parental Leave
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits; 52 weeks (inclusive of Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leaves) – unpaid leave
Sick leave
Up to 3 months or to end contract paid leave, whichever occurs first
Maternity Leave
18 weeks total (17 weeks paid to match 90% of salary when combined with EI)

Updated September 9, 2022

Resident Physicians shall advance to the next pay level upon completion of twelve (12) months of service at each level. (PARA Agreement – Article 35)

*Terms of Agreement July 1, 2018 – December 30, 2021
https://www.para-ab.ca/agreement/

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Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.