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The highest levels of care, training and research

Residents with a keen interest in gastroenterology, medical students eager to learn about gastrointestinal disease and patients needing leading-edge gastrointestinal care will all find what they are looking for in the Dalhousie Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy. With a broad mandate that includes clinical care, education and research, our division tackles all angles of gastrointestinal disease.

Taking care

Members of Dalhousie Medical School’s Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy provide clinical care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the major referral centre for Maritime patients with gastrointestinal diseases. They also provide expert knowledge of liver disease to the entire Atlantic region.

Sharing knowledge

Our faculty plays a significant role in medical education at local, national and international levels. The division provides undergraduate medical student teaching as well as residency training in both the core internal medicine program and the gastroenterology training program.

Dalhousie’s fully-accredited two-year gastroenterology subspecialty training program graduates highly competent physicians by training them in an environment that offers exposure to a broad range of gastroenterology and liver diseases, considerable practice experience and a high staff-to-resident ratio. Additional fellowship training is offered in transplantation and general hepatology.

Finding answers

The Division of Digestive Care and Endoscopy is a recognized leader in research on inflammatory bowel disease, acid pepsin disease, motility disorders and liver failure and transplantation. Division faculty conduct numerous clinical trials and have earned an international reputation for outstanding peer reviewed research