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Teaching Opportunities

A selection of learner placement options

Type of learner

Med I

Type of Rotation

Duration of Rotation

Time Commitment

Special Requirements

 

 

 

 

Rural week

One week – occurs the third or fourth week of May

One week

This rotation offers students an opportunity to experience the practice of medicine in a rural community. 

Med I and II

Type of Rotation

Duration of Rotation

Time Commitment

Special Requirements

Horizontal family medicine elective

four or eight months

½ day per week

Physicians must be within Halifax Regional Municipality or Saint John, as students have to travel between clinics and the medical school. Med I students have scheduled time either Monday or Wednesday afternoons, and Med II students have scheduled time on either Monday or Wednesday mornings.

Med III clerkship

Type of Rotation

Duration of Rotation

Time Commitment

Special Requirements

Family medicine core rotation

three or six weeks

Approx. 4½ days per week

Teaching Seminars occur on most weeks from 8:15–10:30

Students spend five half days per six-week block in the community with allied health professionals.

Med IV

Type of Rotation

Duration of Rotation

Time Commitment

Special Requirements

Elective

Variable (often two to four weeks)

Variable (often two to four weeks)

To be eligible for payment all student placements must be arranged by the Dalhousie Family Medicine Medical Education Office or affiliated Site Medical Education Office. Direct student requests to the Medical Education office (dfm.undergrad@dal.ca).

Visiting Med III or Med IV (students from other Canadian or international universities

Type of Rotation

Duration of Rotation

Time Commitment

Special Requirements

Elective

Variable (often two to four weeks)

Variable (often two to four weeks)

To be eligible for payment all student placements must be arranged by the Undergraduate Medical Education Office and the Dalhousie Family Medicine Medical Education Office. All student requests must go through the UME office to process their applications. http://undergraduate.medicine.dal.ca/

Family medicine residents

Type of Rotation

Duration of Rotation

Time Commitment

Special Requirements

Community family medicine rotation

One month—PGY1
Three months—PGY2

Follows student's schedule

Location must be in a rural setting, not in a major centre.

Academic day teaching/seminars

Variable

Variable

Topics to be negotiated with site director.