Care of the Elderly

Category 1 Enhanced Skills Program


Call for Applications!
Applications are now accepted for Dalhousie Family Medicine’s PGY3 in Care of the Elderly (CoE) training position for 2020/2021:
• Number of positions: one (1).
• Training time: Twelve-months (13 blocks) full-time.
• Start date: Between July 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020.

• Residents currently enrolled in an accredited Family Medicine Residency Training Program in Canada, or
• In practice (CCFP certified or eligible to sit the CCFP examination).

Important Dates Event
Monday July 1, 2019 Application opens
Friday, August 30, 2019 Application deadline
October 1-31, 2019 Interview period
Friday, December 6, 2019 Notice of offer to candidate
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Candidate's deadline to accept

Clinical Learning Experiences:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the home base training site for Dalhousie’s FM-PGY3 in COE program. This program consists of the following clinical learning experiences, including the requirement of a completed resident project:
• Geriatrics: day hospital
• Geriatrics: memory clinic
• Geriatrics: consults
• Geriatrics: ambulatory unit
• Psychiatry: senior’s mental health
• Palliative care
• Longitudinal family medicine clinical half day back
• Community geriatrics
• Selective
• Electives

Application Requirements:
All applicants are encouraged to discuss their interest in applying with the program director, Dr. Valerie Lewis (, prior to submitting an application.

Requests for application forms should be directed to