Why Dal Anesthesia
Exceptional education and research opportunities
in a vibrant seacoast city
The most advanced training available
At Dalhousie, you’ll receive the highest-quality subspecialty training in anesthesia as well as exceptional teaching and research opportunities.
Our postgraduate curriculum is among the most advanced in the country, and a place in our residency program has become one of the most sought-after. As a resident, you’ll gain the clinical, academic, research and professional experience you need to become a highly competent, compassionate anesthesiologist and leader in your chosen field. Competency-based medical education has been offered since 2016, and you will be well supported and prepared to pass the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons exams.
After residency, we offer several one-year fellowships to further strengthen your expertise with advanced clinical training and research and teaching opportunities. You can apply for one of seven fellowships in specific subspecialties that are designed to meet individual interests and aspirations. They include a competitive salary, mentorship and research supports.
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Supportive faculty and colleagues
We train residents to be highly skilled anesthesiologists able to work with patients, families and colleagues to provide excellent care in many different contexts and in complex and uncertain situations. We challenge fellows, residents and medical students to better understand the complex science of anesthesia. And we do this in an environment that fosters collegiality versus competition, and where faculty members and your peers will support you as you struggle, overcome and succeed.
Known for the warmth of its people and the beauty of its land and sea
Dalhousie University and its two largest teaching hospitals, the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the IWK Health Centre, are in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this provincial capital, the benefits of big-city convenience meet the charms and safety of small-town living. Our vibrant urban core is a stone’s throw from rugged ocean vistas and unspoiled beaches. Halifax boasts a rich arts and cultural community, the most universities per capita in Canada, and stunning parks, trails, lakes and waterways offering endless recreation and adventure. Those who live in Halifax have long considered themselves "the fortunate few."
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