General Surgery

Our five-year residency program will provide you with access to excellent academic teaching, research opportunities and a wealth of clinical and operative experiences.  

With a clinical base at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII), Dalhousie’s general surgery programs provide experience in surgical care from minor procedures to organ transplant.

Gain exposure to a wide variety of diseases and injuries requiring general surgery by working in the only tertiary adult general hospital in the Halifax peninsula. The QEII provides primary surgical care to residents of Halifax and surrounding areas, and referral care to residents from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The QEII is also the only Level I trauma facility for the Maritimes.

As a resident within the Division of General Surgery, you’ll have a number of opportunities to explore various subspecialities within the general surgery program, including: 

  • Acute Care Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Breast Surgery

  • Colorectal Surgery 

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Hernia Surgery

  • Endoscopic Surgery

  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery 

  • Surgical Oncology

  • Transplant Surgery

  • Trauma Surgery

Research is an important part of our program. Our faculty members are involved in basic science, clinical outcomes and education research activities. Our residents are encouraged to complete at least two research projects during their residency.

Find out more about our residency program.