Residency Rotations

Deepening your experience in critical care medicine

The Department of Critical Care provides a high quality educational program for residents across the four major base specialties of anesthesia, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery. Our Education Lead Dr. Laurel Murphy is dedicated to ensuring each resident's experience in the ICU meets the needs of their base specialty. 

Over 100 residents rotate through the intensive care units (ICUs) on an annual basis, fulfilling both compulsory and elective requirements of their training. In the ICU, residents are a crucial component of the health care team, helping to provide round the clock care for the most acutely ill patients. Residents can expect to work 24 hours in hospital call shifts at an approximate ratio of one in four nights.

House staff attend all academic activities including daily case-based, interactive educational sessions as well as weekly noon rounds. Simulation sessions are also held bi-weekly and focus on topics such as crisis resource management, airway management and advanced cardiac life support and resuscitation.

Interested in an elective?

Contact Dr. Murphy or Erica Spinney for more information. Or visit Dalhousie PGME Visiting Doctor Electives page.