Working together to advance family medicine
Inspiring minds. Impacting communities.
For more than 40 years, the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University has been positively influencing the health of people — as individuals, families and communities — across the Maritime provinces. Our reach extends to urban and rural communities throughout our eight sites in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
We celebrate the community focus of family medicine. Our faculty residents and students interact directly with patients to positively impact the overall well-being of individuals and their related short- and long-term concerns — an influence that multiplies with every patient. Essentially, family doctors serve as the foundation for healthy individuals and their communities.
The department is dedicated to research, primary care academics and advancing patient care. Through clinical work, teaching and innovative research, family medicine affects an important positive impact on the health of people.
View our scholarly activity to discover how our research is advancing patient care.We pride ourselves on our collaborative foundation. The Department of Family Medicine consists of
- family physicians
- administrative and academic staff
- IT professionals
- research associates
- clinical investigators
- members of other allied professions
We have programs in all three Maritime provinces, including eight teaching sites and 130 residency positions, along with over 300 community-based faculty members.