Dr. Cecil Hahn

Program Director

Annalisa Khan

Program Administrator
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Events Calendar

Upcoming Events
— Program Information
UofT Paediatric Neurology - CaRMS Information Session
Upcoming Events From
University of Toronto
— Meet & Greet
UofT Anesthesia CaRMS Meet & Greet: The Resident Experience
— Information Session, Meet & Greet, Program Director or Assistant Program Director, Program Information, Program Q&A, Resident Q&A, Resident Panel
Meet The Chair, Vice Chair Education, Program Director & Residents - OHNS, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
— Information Session, Meet & Greet
UofT General Surgery - Meet the Residents Information Night
— Information Session
(Applicants invited for Interview) Optional IMG Virutal Information Session
— Resident Q&A
U of Toronto Neurosurgery Virtual Open House - Resident Q&A
— Information Session, Program Director or Assistant Program Director, Program Information, Program Q&A, Resident Q&A
University of Toronto Psychiatry Virtual Information Session
— Meet & Greet, Program Director or Assistant Program Director, Program Information, Program Q&A, Resident Q&A, Resident Panel
(Applicants Invited for Interview) Optional CMG and IMG Virtual Resident Meet & Greet Session #1
— Meet & Greet, Program Director or Assistant Program Director, Program Information, Program Q&A, Resident Q&A, Resident Panel
(Applicants Invited for Interview) Optional CMG and IMG Virtual Resident Meet & Greet Session #2

Program Highlights

The Paediatric Neurology residency training program at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto is a fully accredited program with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The program is committed to excellence in training individuals for careers in both academic and community-based practice. We accept trainees via the CaRMS R-1 match into our 5-year residency program and via the CaRMS paediatric subspecialty match into our 3-year program. The program has implemented a Competency by Design based curriculum that employs frequent work-based assessments, coaching and feedback to encourage development of each of the CanMEDS competencies throughout the following training experiences:



This year consists of one block of paediatric neurology at SickKids, one block of community-based paediatric neurology, one block of paediatric neurosurgery, one block of research and 9 blocks of training in general paediatrics (paediatric wards, emergency paediatrics, community paediatrics, care of the newborn, infectious diseases, immunology/allergy/dermatology). Residents attend PeRLS — the paediatrics academic half day, and participate in a monthly longitudinal continuity clinic in general paediatric neurology.



This year consists of 5 blocks of general and subspecialty paediatrics, 5 blocks of paediatric neurology, and 3 blocks of adult neurology, which take place at St. Michael’s Hospital, University Health Network and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Residents participate in a twice-monthly longitudinal continuity clinic in general paediatric neurology.


PGY-3 to 5

The PGY 3 through 5 years will complete the requirements for the RCPSC accredited program in paediatric neurology. This training will consist of rotations in ambulatory and inpatient paediatric neurology services, as well as rotations in epilepsy, electroencephalography, critical care, neuromuscular disorders, developmental paediatrics, neonatal neurology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, stroke, neuroinflammatory disorders and additional rotations in inpatient and ambulatory adult neurology. Ample selective experiences are available in disciplines such as headache, neuro-ophthalmology, neurogenetics, neurometabolics, and movement disorders. Residents are encouraged to explore elective experiences outside of Toronto, including in global health. Residents follow their own patients longitudinally in a weekly continuity clinic in general paediatric neurology.


Educational Program

All trainees benefit from an extensive curriculum in paediatric neurology with dedicated teaching rounds on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. A weekly academic half day in the principles of neurology is organized in conjunction with the adult neurology training program at the University of Toronto.



Trainees pursue research projects throughout their training, which is supported by protected time, formal research mentorship and an annual research skills course. Trainees present their work at our annual Prichard research day.

The major foci of the clinical activities of the Division of Neurology at The Hospital for Sick Children are epilepsy, stroke, headache, neurometabolic diseases, neuromuscular diseases, sleep disorders, movement disorders, neuroinflammatory disorders, and neonatal neurology.

The Division has a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited training program in Paediatric Neurology as well as fellowship training programs in epilepsy, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, neuroinflammatory disorders, neonatal neurology, and neurocritical care.

The Division, in conjunction with the Program in Neuroscience and Mental Health and the Centre for Brain and Mental Health, supports active clinical and basic science research programs in epilepsy, neurophysiology, stroke, dyslexia, autism, attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity, neuromuscular disorders, neuroinflammatory disorders, fatty acid oxidation disorders and molecular and cellular neurobiology.

The Division currently comprises 15 full-time physicians, 7 part-time physicians, and 12 scientific staff.

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General Information

Key information about the program and what makes the program unique
  • Incomparable exposure to all subspecialties in neurology, including Epilepsy/EEG, Neuroinflammatory/demyelinating, Stroke, Neonatal Neurology, Neuromuscular, Neurometabolics, Neurogenetics, and Neurocritical care)
  • Diverse group of trainees, excellent learning environment. Including CMG, IMG, VISA-sponsored trainees.
  • Many formal and informal learning opportunities (eg neuro-ophtho rounds, pizza (neuroanatomy) rounds, professor rounds, teaching rounds, cEEG rounds, ICU rounds, etc
  • Well connected with multiple mentors (e.g. career/wellness, research, continuity clinic mentor), providing us with a wide base of expertise.
  • Working for a tertiary/quaternary hospital with wide-based coverage and good community connections


The people, the city, and the sites
  • Toronto is a vibrant city with so much culture and diversity, translating into our social activities and hobbies (Active TO/ cycling/ lakefront, great food, variety of cultural activities, team sports on land and water)
  • Our PGY1s would be happy to show you around to all their favourite ice-cream shops!
    This also translates into an incomparable variety of clinical cases (SickKids sees individuals from around the world, and has a large catchment area with people travelling far for our subspecialty services)
  • We value work-life balance, wellness and team-work/ cohesion/ support.
  • These values are shared by the UofT pediatrics program and adult neuro programs, which makes 1st and 2nd year equally special and enjoyable experiences.


Sick Kids

U of Toronto — Paediatrics

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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 Toronto - Neurology - Pediatric - Toronto.
Effective October 4th, 2023 
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 October 4, 2023

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