Support for students in francophone minority communities

The Office of Community Partnerships and Global Health is working on a new initiative to improve recruitment and retention of Francophone students (from Acadian and other francophone minority communities) in the health professions and thereby improve access to French-language health services throughout the Maritimes.  

Health studies at Dalhousie:

Faculty of Dentistry

The faculty of Dentistry offers the following educational programs:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (4 years)
  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene (2 years)
  • Bachelor of Dental Hygiene (1 year full-time or 2 years part-time)

Please visit the Faculty of Dentistry website for more details or email for more information.

Faculty of Health

The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college, one stand alone program, and a number of diploma and certificate programs that are part of the Schools/College.   

Please visit the Faculty of Health website for more details.

Faculty of Medicine

The faculty of Medicine offers an MD (Doctor of Medicine) program. It is a 4-year degree program that is accessed after successfully completing a 90-120 Credit Hour Baccalaureate Degree.

Please visit the Faculty of Medicine admissions website for more details.

Join us!

Les études en santé et le processus d'admission/ Health programs at Dalhousie

Séance Virtuelle Gratuite/ Free Virtual Session

December 2023 Video Recording


We work in partnership with Réseau Santé Nouvelle Écosse and, Université Sainte-Anne to better understand the health context for Francophone minority communities in the region and respond through community collaborations and student engagement.

We offer events and training for existing students in collaboration with the Dalhousie Chapter of FrancoDoc. For more information, or to join FrancoDoc, please see here:

Association of Faculties of Medicine FrancoDoc program

This program is supported by Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour and Advanced Education. 

Francophone Health Program Manager

Program Manager: Jen LeBlanc