Distributed Learning Sites

Dalhousie Medical School teaches our future doctors in roughly 60 communities across the Maritimes. There are three different kinds of teaching sites in these communities:

Family medicine site: Located in clinics in many small communities, our 44 family medicine teaching sites host long-term clinical rotations for family medicine residents.

Regional site: Located at community hospitals, our 15 regional sites host clinical training rotations for undergraduate medical students and for residents in such fields as family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery.

Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC): The LIC is a model for third year clerkship in which the core clerkship discipline units are integrated into a year-long program based on patient-centered care and continuity of learning, learning environment, supervision and assessment, and patient experiences. This model increases the capacity for clerkships to include environments that might otherwise be excluded by the traditional discipline – centered, term-based clerkships.

Campus: The campuses in Halifax, NS, and Saint John, NB, provide centralized facilities for classroom and small-group learning, laboratory and other research experiences, and hospital-based clinical skills training. Medical students and residents in all specialties and at all phases of their training complete a large amount of their training at these campuses.