Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nervous system. Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system disorders involving the brain, spinal cord and other nerve and muscular conditions. A large portion of neurology practice is consultative. They are also increasingly involved in rehabilitation and in the psychological and social aspects of patient care.
To become certified as an adult neurologist, it requires 5 years of approved residency training, which includes: 1 year of basic clinical training; a minimum of 1 year of Royal College-approved residency training in internal medicine (2 years are preferable); and a minimum of 3 years of Royal College-approved residency training in neurology.
Life as a Neurologist
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- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Neurology Information
- CMA – Neurology Profile
- Canadian Neurological Society
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