Residency programs within Maritime Canada

Dalhousie Medical School offers university-arranged and university-supervised clinical training for postgraduate medical trainees. Specialty training is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is conducted in affiliated teaching hospitals in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Dalhousie Medical School currently holds Royal College approval for over 50 specialty (direct entry) and subspecialty training programs.

Residents work side-by-side with expert faculty members who are dedicated to teaching, as well as serving patient needs. In one-on-one, customized learning environments, our faculty ensure that residents develop as medical experts, professionals, communicators, collaborators, health advocates and scholars.

Our faculty and residents also work to translate research and technological advancements into practice to provide the best possible care for our communities. Their areas of research include working on ways to ensure decreased transplant rejection, finding more effective drugs for Alzheimer’s patients and possibile prenatal vaccines for whooping cough.

Dalhousie residents also enjoy excellent training opportunities in family medicine. Our family medicine residency program is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and carried out in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island teaching hospitals and family practice teaching units.

The Dalhousie experience

We pride ourselves on the quality of our residency programs. We consistently hear from residents that our community-based education model provides them with a variety of clinical experiences. As a result, nearly 50 per cent of our MD graduates decide to return to the Maritimes after their residency training.

The Dalhousie experience is unique in that our medical school serves the Maritimes, and therefore training opportunities extend across three provinces. This means a broad and varied patient base and chances to train in a mixture of major urban tertiary, community and rural settings. Those pursuing research during residency will not only find opportunity, but also mentorship for developing such interests.

Dalhousie residents across the spectrum are an outstanding group of learners, teachers and caregivers. The PGME office is proud of our tradition of training tomorrow’s health care leaders and educators who work in communities throughout the Maritimes, across Canada and around the world.