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Neurosurgery, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
The Neurosurgery residency program is enhanced by a full range of modern diagnostic equipment and Canada's first gamma knife unit, as well as a close link with the Section of Neurology and a strong core of neuroscience teaching and research at the University and Winnipeg's two major teaching hospitals.


Throughout their 36 months of formal neurosurgical training, residents attend clinics, receiving increased responsibility over time. Rotations include a three-month rotation in neuroradiology, a three-month rotation in neuropathology, and a one-month rotation in neuroanaesthesia.  Six staff surgeons provide expertise in the areas of complex spinal surgery, skull base surgery (including transsphenoidal surgery), epilepsy surgery, and functional neurosurgery.

Residents are encouraged to undertake research projects throughout their training, and there is an optional research year within the training. Those residents who are interested in an academic career are advised to take an advanced degree.

By the completion of residency, residents will be proficient in the surgical and non-surgical management of all types of neurosurgical illnesses in adults and children.


A number of the university's programs hold accreditation by provincial, Canadian and/or international professional accreditation bodies.

Programme Structure

  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Gamma Knife Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Complex Spinal Neurosurgery

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Short list of candidates is prepared by the program director and invitations to interview are sent to these candidates. The individual interviews are conducted by at least three staff and one resident and last about one and one-half hours. Personal LetterThe letter should state the applicant's reason for applying to neurosurgery, the applicant's strong points, and the applicant's professional and non-professional goals.Reference LettersThree letters of reference are required. References should be from staff mentors who have personal knowledge of the applicant. Letters from residents would be in addition to the other three references.

Tuition Fee

  • National Applies to you

    9700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9700 CAD per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


To encourage the development of research, the university offers a number of research support programs. A creative works support program is also offered to enhance the overall quality of artistic production at the University. These programs are administered on behalf of the university by the VPRI and Office of Research Services.

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