The Division provides an array of teaching programs that span from UBC medical students at the undergraduate level to neurology residents at the postgraduate level. Instruction is spread out across 3 sites: UBC Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, and Vancouver General Hospital.
The Post Graduate Residency Training in Neurology is fully accredited with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. It currently has 26 residents at various levels of training from PGY1 to PGY5. In the first two years of the program the residents rotate through various subspecialties such as Internal Medicine, ICU, Emergency, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry in addition to participating in their first Neurology rotations. The PGY3-5 years are identified as core Neurology training years. Residents acquire their inpatient training at Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital. Many outpatient subspecialty clinics are provided at UBC Hospital. The residents also do a community outpatient rotation during their training. Over the course of their training the residents in Neurology are also actively involved in various research projects. In 2011 there were 15 resident poster or platform presentations at various national and international meetings. There were 8 peer-reviewed publications.
The Division held the second Neurology Resident Research Day on June 1, 2011 and Dr. Ashkan Shoamanesh was awarded the Best Resident Research Presentation Award. The Division also held the 2nd Annual Naveen Deshpande lectureship, in honor of a senior resident who succumbed to leukemia in 2009. The guest lecturer this year was Dr. Martin Samuels from Harvard.
Dr. Jeff Beckman stepped down as Neurology Residency Program Director on June 30, 2011. Dr. Hannah Briemberg is the new Program Director.