Dr. Robert Hammond
The Neuropathology training program at Western is one of the country’s oldest (since 1972) and most productive. Our graduates have been highly successful in the Royal College examinations and their careers in Canada and around the world in clinical work, research, education and administration.
Our program enjoys strong partnerships with programs in Anatomical Pathology and Clinical Neurological Sciences (with training programs in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology). These close working relationships extend through patient care, consultations, teaching, shared rounds and research collaborations each enhancing the training environment for Neuropathology Residents.
Our teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, provide tertiary care for over 2.5 million people in Southwestern and Central Ontario. Our colleagues in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology have an even larger referral base (estimated to be over 3.5 million), providing Neuropathology trainees with broad and deep exposure.
Western University, founded in 1878, hosts close to 30,000 undergraduate students, making it one of Canada’s largest. Our trainees are part of a large and highly integrated centre dedicated to health care and health care education. With the country’s highest entrance average in the Sciences, Western is a leader in undergraduate training and in healthcare fields including Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Western’s campus and our teaching hospitals, clinics and research facilities are enriched by more than 1000 Medical and Dental students and a similar number of Residents and Fellows from our various specialty training programs. Western remains a key element in London’s history and prosperity, boasting a long and rich tradition of prominent alumni that continues to expand thanks to world-class students, faculty and facilities.
London was first inhabited in the early 1800s and incorporated as a city in 1855. With its abundant trees and parks, “The Forest City” is a pleasant home to more than 350,000 located in Southwestern Ontario, midway between Toronto and Windsor/Detroit. London offers many of the amenities of a larger city without the . A sizable proportion of London’s population works at Western University or in one of the several health care or research facilities. London is also home to several large corporations creating a strong economic base. outstanding restaurants, markets, a vibrant visuaul art and performing arts scene and many community-oriented events. The London International airport facilitates regional, national and international travel.
For sports fans, London has much to offer including top amateur and professional sports teams. Individual and team summer and winter sports facilities and leagues are extensive for all levels of expertise. Water sports are available at Fanshawe Lake (in the city), Lake Huron (30 minutes northwest of the city) and Lake Erie (30 minutes south). The city also boasts extensive manicured and paved pathways along the Thames River and tributaries, connecting the grounds of Western University and various city parks for walking, running, cycling and rollerblading. In the short winter months, cross country skiing is available throughout the city in parks and on groomed trails. Although we have no Rockies, downhill skiing is avialable at the London Ski Club with larger elevations near Collingwood and Barrie. Mountain biking, hiking, golfing, racquet sports and other recreational activities are abundantly available.
London also hosts a variety of summer festivals that celebrate our diversity of music, food and culture. For big-city entertainment, Toronto and Detroit are a convenient 2 hours from London by car or train. The town of Stratford, home of the renowned Stratford festival (Shakespearean and other live theater) is a 40 minute drive from London.