Neurological Institute of Curitiba (INC)
Curitiba is a modern city of two million inhabitants with a referral population area of over three million persons. The Neurological Institute of Curitiba is a reference center in South America for neurosurgery. Our 10 staff members (plus residents) cover all neurosurgical fields with special focus on skull base surgery, brain tumors, endoscopy, spine surgery and vascular pathologies. All faculty members work full time at the Institute and around 1,000 elective surgeries are performed yearly.
The WFNS trainee will participate of our Medical Residency Program (5 years) and will receive a salary as all Brazilian Residents. The salary is about 3,000 Brazilian Reais and all meals are free at the Institute. This salary is sponsored by our Institute and permits the resident to rent a flat and cover all expenses.
He or she will be allowed by the Brazilian Law (Regional Medical Council) to practice medicine only at our Institute, under my responsibility. In spite of being a formal residency neurosurgical program with 5 years duration, the certification we are allowed to provide is a "Post-graduate Course Certificate" with a "surgical log-book". With these documentation plus the WFNS Certificate, he will apply for the board examination of his country to obtain the "Specialist Diploma". To obtain the "Brazilian Specialist Diploma" a revalidation of the Medical Diploma is needed and it is not easy to obtain. Usually our residents are quoted among the best by the board examination of the "Sociedade Brasileira de Neurocirurgia".
The applicant please fill out the Online Application Form. Only the online application will be accepted.