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Curriculum

Carefully designed subspecialty residency training

Year 1

You will gain a solid grounding in core geriatric medicine principles.

Rotations include:

  • acute care
  • rehabilitation
  • ambulatory and home care
  • geriatric psychiatry
  • geriatric day hospital
  • long-term care

Year 2

You may elect to devote your time predominantly to a research project or explore further interests through electives. Also, residents can combine this year with the Dalhousie Clinician Investigator Program (CIP).

Electives may include:

  • palliative care
  • physical medicine
  • behavioural neurology
  • clinical pharmacology
  • movement disorders
  • wound care
  • community geriatrics

Residents in both years of the program will have many opportunities to teach medical students and residents from varied disciplines, including family medicine, psychiatry and orthopaedics. Residents are encouraged to publish and compete for research prizes.

You will also benefit from a number of structured activities, such as:

  • weekly rounds
  • geriatric self-improvement sessions
  • academic half-days
  • research programs focusing on dementia and frailty