All residents complete a research project during the training program. Any subject related to neurology is acceptable, and this represents an opportunity to develop research interests, improve critical skills, and enhance the ability to evaluate literature. PGY1 residents are invited to attend a full-day research skills workshop introducing them to such topics as design, critical appraisal, and effective presentation skills.
There are particular strengths at Queen's in basic neuroscience research and in clinical outcomes research and evaluative approaches to health care. Opportunities exist for graduate studies in basic science departments and in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology leading to a MSc. or PhD degree. Residents who are interested in completing a graduate degree concurrent with their Neurology program may do so through the new Clinician Investigator Program, a two-year RCPSC accredited program offered at Queen’s University.