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Dr. Keith MacDougall

Program Director

Alexandra Kylindris

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

The Western University neurosurgery program’s strength is in training highly competent, technically skilled neurosurgeons. This is accomplished through our high case volume and independence-oriented training. Particular clinical strengths of the program include vascular and endovascular therapy as well as functional, stereotactic and epilepsy surgery.

Other highlights include:

  • Among the top neurosurgical programs in Canada and is the only program in Canada with a 100% success rate of its trainees trained by neurosurgery giants in Canada
  • CBME program as of July 1st 2019 (Surgical Foundations in July 2018)
  • Resident learning is important to faculty, residents, and all staff (academic half day teaching, Grand Rounds, clinical learning, Neurosurgery Rookie Camp hosts in July 2019 and in July 2021)
  • Residents are encouraged to pursue educational and research opportunities outside of their training, e.g. Master’s and/or PhD (up to two years away)
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General Information

All applications will be acknowledged.

Please direct questions regarding the Neurosurgery CaRMS application/interview process to: Alexandra Kylindris, alexandra.kylindris@lhsc.on.ca

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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 Western University - Neurosurgery - London.
Ontario
Effective October 4th, 2023 
PGY1
$67,044.99
PGY2
$72,804.48
PGY3
$78,190.61
PGY4
$84,712.26
PGY5
$90,073.03
PGY6
$95,190.86
PGY7
$99,836.15
PGY8
$105,844.41
PGY9
$109,734.47
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
No
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
Yes
Extended Health Insurance
Yes
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
1.3%
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
Regular:
$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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Explore Location

Cityscape of London
London
London is a Canadian city in southwestern Ontario, just north of Lake Erie and the U.S. border. It’s home to the University of Western Ontario. Among the city’s range of museums are Museum London, a showcase for regional art and historical artefacts, and the interactive Children’s Museum. The city centre features numerous parks and greenways along the Thames River.

Resident Experience

Alan Chalil
PGY-5
Independence inside and outside the OR, history of landmark trials that shaped today’s neurosurgical practice