Dr. Colin Kazina

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Tora Young

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

The Health Sciences Centre and Winnipeg Children’s Hospital are the main sites associated with the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program at the University of Manitoba. These are equipped with modern diagnostic equipment including 1.5 and 3T MR imaging (including an intra-operative MRI Suite, i.e. IMRIS), high-resolution CT scanning and angiographic capabilities. Health Sciences Centre is also home to Canada’s first Gamma Knife unit. During their training, residents are exposed to the full range of neurosurgical subspecialties, including epilepsy, neuro-oncology, vascular, spinal, pediatric, trauma and functional neurosurgery. In addition to clinical neurosurgery, residents rotate through neurology, neuroradiology and neuropathology, along with other surgical and medical subspecialties. Throughout their six years in training, residents are given increasing responsibility, culminating in oversight of the functioning of the neurosurgery unit during their final chief resident year. Residents are also encouraged to undertake research projects throughout their training. An optional research year is included within residency training in the program. Residents generally elect to conduct this research within their PGY 3 or PGY 4 year. Those residents who are interested in an academic career are advised to take an advanced degree, and may be supported through the Clinician Investigator Program at the University of Manitoba. Some trainees choose to enroll in the Masters of Science Program open to residents in Surgery at the University of Manitoba.

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General Information

If you have any questions regarding application to the Neurosurgery Postgraduate Training Program at the University of Manitoba, please contact our Program Administrator, Cathy Hamilton. You are required to fulfill ALL of the most current Provincial Criteria for Canadian Medical Graduates for Manitoba The criteria can be found here.


We do not accept late applications.

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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 Manitoba - Neurosurgery - Winnipeg.
Updated July 20, 2023 Salary & Benefits effective July 1, 2023.

See also, terms of the contract of the Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (PARIM – ACLS is required for some programs and is provided at the University of Manitoba. View the PARIM contract.

Registration Fee / Tuition Fee
University course registration/tuition fees are paid by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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Explore Location

Cityscape of Winnipeg with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the foreground
Winnipeg is the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Its heart is The Forks, a historic site at the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, with warehouses converted to shops and restaurants, plus ample green space dedicated to festivals, concerts and exhibits. Nearby, the Exchange District is known for its well-preserved, early 20th-century architecture and numerous art galleries.