One of Canada’s top anesthesia programs

As a resident in Dalhousie Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine you will gain the clinical, academic, research and professional experience you need to become a highly competent, compassionate anesthesiologist and leader in your field. You will be well supported to meet your training goals and well prepared to pass the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons exams.

Our residency program was recently redesigned to better align with the CanMeds Framework and to best position residents for career success. Our program is among the most advanced in Canada. We believe in continuous improvement and are on our way to being a leader in competency-based medical education.

Competition is stiff to enter our five-year residency program. We receive about 120 applications each year from qualified medical students in Canada, the United States and around the globe. The highest quality applicants are selected via the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS).

Resident research

During your anesthesia residency training you will take a formal course on research methodology and critical appraisal, participate in journal and research clubs, and complete a mandatory research project. Major areas of research activity in the department include pediatric and adult pain, airway management, obstetrics, pharmacology, and cardiovascular and ambulatory anesthesia.

Visiting Electives

if you are interested in setting up an elective, please view our policy and contact our education manager.


Dr. Shannon Bradley 
Residency Program Director

Allister Barton
Education Manager