Our website is designed to make clear the structure and function of the McMaster Neurosurgery Program. It is intended for use especially by those currently active as learners or teachers in this Program. The site will also be useful to residents, medical students, and others who may wish to join the Program and to faculty and administrative colleagues who interact with it. Those in neurosurgical training or practice elsewhere may find this site useful for learning resources, evaluation tools, job descriptions, and other information.
The institutional foundations for the McMaster Neurosurgery Program include McMaster University and its Faculty of Health Sciences, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario, and the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. The CanMEDS physician competency framework has become the basis for labeling and evaluating learning activities as well as skills and knowledge for our trainees. McMaster University’s championship of sophisticated adult learning techniques and evidence based medicine are evident in our Program’s design. Our goals and objectives obviously include those required for Royal College program accreditation and for graduates from this Program to qualify fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Our home community in Hamilton, Ontario is busy, culturally diverse, progressive, and ambitious. Our Program functions in the Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals and also at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. More information about our community, McMaster University, and the hospitals in Hamilton are readily available in the following links: http://www.hhsc.ca/; http://www.stjosham.on.ca/; http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/main/index.html; http://www.hamilton.ca/index.htm.