Message from Assistant Dean

At Resident Affairs, we understand that residency training can be both rewarding and challenging. We also recognise that residents in personal or academic difficulty need a safe, confidential place to address these issues.

We are here to help.

Resident Affairs provides support and assistance to residents in family medicine and specialty training programs across the Maritimes. This includes individual counselling, coaching, facilitation of referrals to other health care providers and education around resident wellness.  

On this website you will find a wealth of resources to assist you throughout your training from stress management and enhancing resilience to maintaining healthy relationships and work life balance.

Residents can reach me by phone (902-494-3232) or email (, or stop by our new location in the Office of Resident and Student Affairs on the ground floor of the Clinical Research Centre on University Avenue. I look forward to meeting and connecting with as many residents as I can! 

- Dr. Carolyn Thomson
Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs