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South West Nova Teaching Site

Experience rural life in Nova Scotia

The South West Nova site is ideally suited for those interested in rural life in Nova Scotia, where you and your family can make a home throughout your residency. Our preceptor clinics are located in six communities in Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne counties and include french and english speaking clinics.

Yarmouth is the major academic site, offering a multi-specialty, 100-bed hospital with a full integration of family medicine and specialties. Community hospitals include the Digby General Hospital with 20 inpatient beds and a 13-bed Restorative Care Unit, and Roseway Hospital with 26 inpatient beds.

Site contacts

Dr. Shelagh Leahey, postgraduate site director
902-742-3542 ext. 1686
shelagh.leahey@nshealth.ca

Shirley Watson-Poole, site administrator
902-742-3542 ext. 1451
shirley.watson-poole@nshealth.ca

Dr. Gurleen Dhanoa, associate chief resident
gurleen@dal.ca