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Education

Interesting, challenging and diverse learning opportunities

All Division of Infectious Diseases faculty members provide education and training for:

  • medical, nursing and other allied health students
  • residents
  • primary care and specialist physicians
  • members of the public

Undergraduate education

Medical, nursing and other allied health students can expect interesting and challenging learning opportunities in a range of settings. Infectious Diseases is a popular elective choice for medical students in all years of the undergraduate curriculum. First and second year students attend clinics, participate in consultation rounds and complete a project. Students in their clerkship years function as full members of the team, seeing patients in consultation and reviewing cases with division members.

Residency and subspecialty residency education

We offer the only Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Residency Program in Atlantic Canada. Residents can expect our Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons accredited program to help them become a broad-based adult infectious disease consultant with highly developed clinical skills. For internal medicine residents and those from other disciplines who complete a four-week rotation in infectious diseases, we focus on the clinical experience, supporting residents to see patients on their own initially and then reviewing cases formally on rounds with the team.

Continuing medical education

The Division of Infectious Diseases regularly participates in continuing medical education activities for primary care and specialist physicians across the region and beyond. These efforts have earned our division awards of excellence from Dalhousie University. Through the division’s continuing medical education offerings, primary care and specialist physicians can expect enhanced of knowledge of and comfort with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. For more information, please contact the division.