Dr. Fahad AlKherayf
Canadian Medical Graduates
The University of Ottawa Division of Neurosurgery is a fully-accredited Royal College training program. The program encourages residents to pursue research opportunities and supports their residents in pursuing outside opportunities such as Masters or PhD programs and are supported to present their research at national conferences. Resident input is valued very highly and bi-monthly resident meetings are scheduled to ensure training is up to par. The Division of Neurosurgery has a medium-sized faculty with a large variety of specializations including spine surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, skull-base surgery, interventional neuroradiological neurosurgery, and peripheral nerve.
Financial support for specialized courses and meetings is available to all residents throughout residency as all residents are encouraged to actively participate in clinical and basic science research on an annual basis during training. Attendance at the R.U.N.N. (Woods Hole, MA) basic neuroscience review course is also offered to all residents intending to pursue additional training in basic science or clinical research during residency. Residents are encouraged to present their academic research annually both at the University of Ottawa Annual Collins Research Day and at national and international neurosurgical meetings with funding for travel/registration supported by the Residency Program.
All candidates must meet the Ontario criteria of eligibility.
On-site electives are not a requirement however it is preferred. We encourage candidates to have completed a sufficiently broad of electives with at least one elective in Neurosurgery. Elective experiences will be reviewed however we are sensitive to the lack of elective opportunities caused by the current pandemic situation. This will be taken into consideration and leniency for this criteria will be exerted.
Current – retroactive to July 1st, 2020
Effective July 1st, 2021
Effective July 1st, 2022
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
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
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)
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.
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)
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Updated July 16, 2021