Prospective Residents

Program Highlights

  • Small program ensures early responsibility and exposure to complex cases
  • Independent neurology call starting from PGY1 and minimal “competition” for residents to do procedures (lumbar punctures, EMG, Botox, etc.)
  • Small faculty-to-resident ratio ensure early mentorship and close, meaningful relationships among residents and staff
  • Unique exposure to the nuances of both academic and rural/community neurology
  • High incidence of certain genetic illnesses (founder effect!) and a large catch area as the only academic centre for the province and even patients from St. Pierre et Miquelon
  • Ample elective time to explore subspecialties, network across the country, and make career decisions
  • Option to do up to 6 months of international or interprovincial electives
  • Longitudinal clinic with a single mentor from PGY 3-5, which allows residents to follow their own patients, develop their own practice style, and learn valuable practice management skills
  • Plenty of opportunities to participate in medical education of medical students and other residents
  • Resident engagement in program matters – all residents are invited to Residency Program Committee (RPC) meetings and given the opportunity to bring up issues or discuss any concerns
  • Frequent resident-organized socials

What Have Residents Done After MUN Neurology?

The vast majority of MUN Neurology graduates pursue fellowship training. Graduates have gone on to complete training and/or start practices in:

  • Epilepsy/EEG (UBC, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic)
  • General and Community Neurology (Halifax, St. John, Gander, Oakville)
  • Movement Disorders (UBC, Houston)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (University of Toronto)
  • Neuromuscular Disorders/EMG (UBC, Toronto, Western)
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology (Emory University)
  • Neurophysiology (Columbia University)
  • Sleep Disorders (Cleveland Clinic)
  • Stroke/Vascular Neurology (Dalhousie, North Shore University)

Life in St. John’s

The majority of the Neurology Residents are CFAs (Come From Aways) and know that the move to a new city can be both exciting and daunting. Luckily, you will find that NL and MUN are home to some of the most friendly and hospitable people in the world. Although the province is not known for its weather, the people and program will warm your heart and make you feel right at home. A little bit of RDF will not dampen our group’s enthusiasm and positive vibe!
Those who enjoy the outdoors will marvel at the endless amount of coastal and inland trails, which often treat hikers to views of whales, icebergs, and puffins. On warmer day when you aren’t hiking, sea kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and fishing are must-do’s. In the winter, many residents enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and even ice-fishing.

Resident and Staff Favourites/Recommendations

  • Activities – Hiking, iceberg hunting, berry picking, whale watching, puffin watching, cod fishing/jigging, sea kayaking, camping, Signal Hill, Ferryland Lighthouse picnics, music festivals. No trip to St. John’s is complete without a screech-in at Christian’s (CFAs only)!
  • Food – Merchant Tavern, Adelaide Oyster House, Raymond’s, Basho, St. John’s Fish Exchange, Mallard Cottage
  • Drinks – Bannerman Brewing Co, Quidi Vidi Brewery, Landwash Brewery, Yellowbelly Brewery, Ninepenny Brewing, Port Rexton, Baccalieu Trail, Dildo Brewing Co, and many more in the Central & Western regions of the island!
  • Staycations and Sightseeing – Gros Morne National Park, Cape Spear, Bonavista, Port Rexton, Brigus & Cupids, Twilingate, Burgeo

Find out more about why NL is a great place to live on the provincial tourism website:

Social Media

For a closer look into the life of MUN’s neurology residents, check out our Instagram page @mun_neurology


We welcome candidates from across the country.  For selection criteria and application details, please visit