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Subspecialty Residency Training

Enthusiastic support and mentorship from division members

The Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism offers a two-year subspecialty residency training program. Our program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and is designed to provide residents with the knowledge, skills and experience to practise as consultants in endocrinology and metabolism.

Residents develop knowledge of and skills in diagnosing, treating and managing hormonal and metabolic disorders with enthusiastic support and mentorship from division members. Our small program enables you to take advantage of individual attention and of our commitment to helping you meet your educational and career goals.

Working primarily in ambulatory care practice, residents will train and practise in general endocrine clinics and a number of specialty clinics, many of which are multidisciplinary. You will also gain skills and experience in the management of inpatient endocrine disorders through the inpatient consult service.

Our clinics

  • neuropituitary clinic
  • thyroid oncology clinic
  • thyroid biopsy clinic
  • osteoporosis clinic
  • metabolic bone disease clinic
  • diabetes and pregnancy clinic
  • transgender clinics

Academic and research activities include exam preparatory sessions, journal club and case rounds. You will be supported to undertake a research- or education-focused project by our experienced faculty members, all of whom are active clinical researchers.

Curriculum

  • adult endocrinology, 12 x four-week blocks
  • pediatric endocrinology, four-week block
  • reproductive endocrinology, four-week block
  • laboratory rotation, four-week block
  • neuroradiology, two-week block
  • nuclear medicine, two-week block
  • research, 1–3 x four-week blocks
  • electives

How to apply

To qualify, candidates for the Dalhousie Subspecialty Residency Training Program in Endocrinology & Metabolism must be in their final year or have successfully completed an internal medicine residency program approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Candidates interested in applying to our program must do so through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

Contact

Dr. Shirl Gee
Program director