Care of the Elderly

Category 1 Enhanced Skills Program

DALHOUSIE FM‑PGY3 IN CARE OF THE ELDERLY TRAINING

Call for Applications!
Applications are now accepted for Dalhousie Family Medicine’s PGY3 in Care of the Elderly (CoE) training position(s) for 2020/2021:

The Department of Family Medicine’s Enhanced Skills residency program is offering one of the following two (2) positions through the Care of the Elderly residency training program during the 2020/2021 academic year:

One (1) Category-1 Training Position

  • Care of the Elderly (COE)
  • one (1) position
  • 12 consecutive months - Certificates of Added Competence (CAC) approved
  • full-time
  • Training start date is flexible (e.g. starting in July, August, or September of 2020)

Two (2) Category-2 Training Positions

  • focus on Geriatrics
  • two (2) positions
  • minimum 3 months – maximum 6 months
  • full-time is offered, however, a part-time format may be considered (e.g. one block on, one block off)
  • Training start date is flexible (e.g. to start anytime between July and December of 2020)

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
  • Community geriatrics
  • Longitudinal family medicine clinical half day back
  • Longitudinal long term care clinical half day back
  • Selective
  • Electives

Eligibility:

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

Application package:

1. PGME Application Form (request form from allister.barton@dal.ca)
2. Letter of Intent
3. Updated CV
4. Medical school transcript – mailed directly to address below
5. Site director’s letter of reference - send directly to allister.barton@dal.ca
6. Two reference letters from family medicine physicians - send directly to allister.barton@dal.ca

All applicants are encouraged to discuss their interest in applying with the program director, Dr. Valerie Lewis (vlewis@dal.ca), prior to submitting an application.

Application due date: Sunday, January 19, 2020.

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

Requests for application forms should be directed to allister.barton@dal.ca