Dr. Danny Lelli

Program Director

Janis Amell-Crawley

Program Administrator
Application Details

Canadian Medical Graduates

3 Available Spots

International Medical Graduates

1 Available Spots

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events
— Information Session
University of Ottawa Adult Neurology Program Information Session
Upcoming Events From
University of Ottawa
— Program Information
uOttawa Obstetrics and Gynecology Program Information Night
— Open House
uOttawa Ophthalmology Virtual Open House
— Program Information
uOttawa Obstetrics and Gynecology Program Information Night
— Town Hall Session
Meet the PDs - FRCPC EM Ottawa CaRMS Town Hall
— Information Session
uOttawa PHPM Residency Virtual Event
— Information Session, Resident Q&A
uOttawa Obstetrics and Gynecology Q&A Information Night

Program Highlights

Established in 1969 and fully accredited in 1971 — our program has strong historical roots. We boast a 100% pass rate on the Royal College examinations for over 30 years, and we continue to strive to improve the program every year with a goal of providing a world-class neurology education.


Specific highlights include
  • Longitudinal neurology clinics with a staff mentor
  • Excellent on-call support with a junior (PGY1-2) resident always paired with a neurology senior resident in house
  • Focused research and clinical streams to individualize rotations depending on your interest
  • Focused rotations in nearly all neurological subspecialties
  • Weekly and monthly rounds in neurovascular, stroke research, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, neuro-ophthalmology, basic neuroscience/journal club in addition to weekly clinical case rounds
  • 3 separate focused neurology teaching services including Neurology CTU, Neurovascular Unit, and Neurology Consultation services
  • Large hospitals with little travel between sites
  • Medium sized program (20-25 residents) focused mostly at 1 hospital site (The Ottawa Civic Hospital)
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General Information

What about the City of Ottawa itself?

Ottawa is the nation’s capital — a vibrant, exciting, safe, and green city that residents are happy to call their home. When asking current residents their favorite parts about Ottawa they said:

  • Reasonable Cost of Living
    Great size (not much traffic but still lots to do!)
    Close to nature (bicycle trails, cross country / downhill skiiing, hiking, etc.)
    Many Festivals (the advantage of being a capital city)
    Excellent restaurants (For the foodies!)
    Le Nordik Spa (Canada’s largest day spa)

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You can also get more information on: Ottawa Department of Medicine (look under PGY1 entry programs then neurology)

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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 Ottawa - Neurology - Ottawa.
Current – retroactive to July 1st,  2020
Effective July 1st, 2021
Effective July 1st, 2022 
Professional Leave
7 working days/year
Additional time off provided for writing any CND or US certification exam, leave includes the exam date and reasonable travel time to and from the exam site. Additional RCPSC & CFPC Certification Examination
Prep Time
  1. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident will not be scheduled for call duties for a period up to fourteen days prior to a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
  2. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident *will be granted up to seven consecutive days off during one of the four week*s preceding a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
Pregnancy Leave
17 weeks
Parental Leave
35 weeks, 37 weeks if resident did not take pregnancy leave
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan
Top-up to 84% 27 weeks for women who take pregnancy and parental leave; 12 weeks for parents on stand-alone parental leave.
Provincial Health Insurance
Extended Health Insurance
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
Dental Plan
85% paid for eligible expenses
CMPA Dues Paid
Under current arrangements, residents are rebated by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for dues in excess of $300.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes – 70% of salary, non-taxable.
Statutory and Floating Holidays
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits;
10 stat days plus 1 personal floater.
Residents are entitled to at least 5 consecutive days off over the Christmas or New Year period, which accounts for 3 statutory holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day), and 2 weekend days.
Life Insurance
Yes, 2x salary
Salary and Benefit Continuance
A resident that can’t work due to illness or injury will have salary and benefits maintained for 6 months or until end of appointment (whichever occurs first)
Call Stipend
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Weekend premium:
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.

Updated July 16, 2021

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Explore Location

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada, with noted collections of indigenous and other Canadian art. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.

Resident Experience

Ricarda Konder
The highlights of the program are numerous! At the end of PGY1, you will choose a dedicated research or clinical stream based on your career goals – both are equally well supported and equally encouraged, so this program is a great fit for those yet undecided on a specific career stream (i.e. academic vs. community practice). In your senior years, you will have your own longitudinal clinic where you follow your own patients. This program has had a 100% pass rate on the Royal College exam over the last 20+ years of resident cohorts! There are unique opportunities for outreach clinics in Nunavut, and the program has an extremely supportive culture surrounding family planning/parental leave during residency.

Frequently Asked Questions