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UBC Neuroradiology

Residency Program

Site(s): Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) & UBC Hospital*(UBCH)

Program Overview

Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a 950-bed tertiary referral center, located just outside the downtown core of picturesque Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the major patient care, teaching, and research hospital in British Columbia. VGH is a level I trauma center and a major referral center for a number of specialties, with 9 staff neurosurgeons, 25 neurologists, a dedicated acute stroke service, and a world-class spine surgical service. Within the Department of Radiology, the Division of Neuroradiology has 7 staff neuroradiologists.

Residents  will become proficient in the diagnostic modalities of plain radiography, CT, and MR, in all areas of neuroradiology, including imaging of the head, neck, and spine, as well as non-invasive vascular imaging. Residents will gain experience in current and developing techniques such as CT and MR perfusion imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, and spectroscopy.

All residents get exposure to diagnostic and interventional angiography, however, the level of actual participation in the angiography suite will be adjusted individually. Elective rotations in Pediatric Neuroradiology at the BC Children’s Hospital, Oncologic Head and Neck Imaging at the neighbouring BC Cancer Agency, and Stroke Neurology are available.

Weekly interdisciplinary rounds include neurosurgery, spine surgery, stroke, head and neck cancer rounds, along with grand rounds in radiology and neurosciences. Dedicated research/academic time is provided and residents will be expected to complete at least one academic project during their fellowship. Neuroadiology residents will provide at-home neuroradiology call on a 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 rotation, with staff neuroradiologist backup. Radiology residents provide 24-hour primary in-house call, with VGH also offering a 24/7 Emergency Radiology service.

In addition, we have 4 fully-funded neuroradiology fellowship positions available annually (not accredited by the RCPSC). Please visit our website.