Maritime Resident Doctors

Maritime Resident Doctors, is the voluntary organization which represents the interests of approximately 480 resident physicians in the Dalhousie Postgraduate Medicine Program. Maritime Resident Doctors acts on behalf of its members in negotiations with the Employer regarding contract matters. Maritime Resident Doctors has representatives on various committees involved in monitoring the quality of education and working conditions of residents, including the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee and Internal Review Committees. Maritime Resident Doctors also has representatives who offer input to groups involved in political decisions which will affect the practice of medicine. Maritime Resident Doctors regularly communicates with the other provincial housestaff organizations and the national group, Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC). Maritime Resident Doctors is available to advise individuals requiring assistance, especially in the areas of appeals, grievances and physician at risk matters. Member dues are collected bi-weekly (at 1.3% of resident salaries) and funds are used to finance operations and activities of the organization and RDoC.

Maritime Resident Doctors is also the administrator of the resident benefits plan, including medical, dental, travel, life insurance and disability. For more information on the benefits plan, please contact Maritime Resident Doctors

The Maritime Resident Doctors office is located in Suite 460 of the Halifax Professional Centre, 5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1Y6. Feel free to contact the office at any time at (902) 404-3595, 1-877-972-7467, Fax (902) 404-3599, or visit the Maritime Resident Doctors website.

Payroll and benefits information

Specific payroll information for postgraduate trainees at Dalhousie University is best obtained from the Maritime Resident Doctors website under the Residents tab, subheading Collective agreement .  Benefits information is best obtained from the same website under the benefits tab.
The NSHA functions as the paying agent for the Dalhousie Postgraduate Medical Education Programs. There is currently a mandatory direct deposit transfer system which will automatically credit the member’s bank account on a bi-weekly basis. All members are also entitled to the benefits stated in the Collective Agreement. These include Manulife Financial health, dental, travel, life and long term disability coverage    

Canadian Medical Protection Association (CMPA)

The Employer will pay directly to CMPA the cost of coverage for all residents except those not covered by the collective agreement.