Education

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 different sites within BC province: UBC Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, BC Children’s Hospital, and BC Cancer Agency.

Community rotations include options to Victoria (Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital), Kamloops (Royal Inland Hospital), Prince George (University Hospital of Northern British Columbia), New Westminster (Royal Columbian Hospital), North Vancouver (Lion’s Gate Hospital), Surrey Memorial Hospital, Mount St. Joseph Hospital, Richmond Hospital, Burnaby Hospital and Kelowna (Kelowna General Hospital).

Residency Training Program

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.

Dr. Hannah Briemberg is the Residency Program Director.

Undergraduate Teaching Programs

The Division is involved in providing instruction to UBC medical students (265).  Division members lecture within the didactic calendar on topics such as headache, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Gordon Robinson is the Undergraduate Program Director.