Message from the Deans


Dr. Carolyn Thomson, DMNS
Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs


At Resident Affairs, we understand that residency training can be both rewarding and
challenging. We also recognize 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 (carolyn.thomson@dal.ca), 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. Lisa Sutherland, DMNB
Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs


Welcome to your residency training in New Brunswick.
Now more than ever given the challenges of the last year and more with COVID-19 in our midst we would like to invite you to access our support services through the Office of Student and Resident Affairs based at DMNB, Saint John, New Brunswick.
In collaboration with the office of Resident Affairs at DMNS as well as our NB teaching site
representatives, we support the health and wellbeing of residents and fellows based in New
Brunswick.

We are pleased to assist other Dalhousie residents on rotation in NB as needed. Residency is
an exciting journey with many demanding transitions to navigate. We offer confidential
assistance with personal, academic, and wellness matters along with career advising and can provide advocacy on your behalf. We welcome any questions and will work with you to make connecting with us accessible and timely.

Residents can reach me by phone (506 636 6007) or email (Sutherll@dal.ca) I look forward to meeting and connecting with you.