Subspecialty Residency Training

Extensive clinical exposure, ample opportunities

Looking for a comprehensive program that offers extensive exposure to a variety of conditions in benign and malignant hematology? Consider the Division of Hematology’s two-year subspecialty training program for residents. Not only is it accredited by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, it also includes:

  • weekly academic half-day
  • weekly grand rounds
  • weekly tumour board
  • weekly microscopy sessions
  • monthly journal club

You’ll have ample opportunity to pursue your clinical and research interests, plus you’ll participate in joint academic half-day sessions and a robust laboratory rotation. Throughout all of this, you’ll have easy access to faculty members with specialized interests and expertise in:

  • venous thromboembolism and anticoagulation
  • blood and marrow transplantation
  • lymphoma
  • leukemia
  • myeloma
  • bleeding disorders


Our subspecialty training program includes:

  • 6 haematopathology rotations
  • 4 research rotations
  • 2 stem cell transplant rotations
  • 4 general haematology ward rotations
  • 2 inpatient consultation rotations
  • 2 ambulatory care rotations
  • 2 thrombosis/haemostasis rotations
  • 1 paediatric haematology rotation
  • 1 medical oncology rotation
  • 2 elective rotations

*Each rotation is four weeks in duration

Training sites

The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre is a multi-facility tertiary and quaternary health sciences centre. The two principal sites are the Halifax Infirmary and the Victoria General. The IWK Health Centre also serves as a training site for rotations in pediatric hematology and maternal-fetal medicine.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying to the hematology subspecialty training program, please do so through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).