Subspecialty Residency Training

Subspecialty Residency Training Program in Palliative Medicine (2 years)

Palliative Medicine has been recognized as a subspecialty by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Subspecialty training will enable residents to gain experience and expertise in pain and symptom management, and in the psycho-social and spiritual dimensions of caring for patients with advanced illness and their families. Upon completion of our program, you will be equipped with the skills to provide consultant palliative care services, and will have a foundation upon which to pursue an academic or research career in palliative medicine.

Training requirements

Please refer to the Royal College document: Subspecialty Training Requirements In Adult Palliative Medicine [PDF]


The Dalhousie PGME office has approved the Division of Palliative Medicine to participate in the national application and selection process for one resident who meets both RCPSC and provincial eligibility criteria for the Medicine Subspecialty Match.

  • The training program has been granted new program accreditation status and will undergo a review over the next 12-18 months.
  • Visa trainees are not considered at this time.

Application process

At this time, applicants are being considered for the 2020 training year start. Information for the 2020 application process will be posted when available here and on the CaRMS Medicine Subspecialty Match website.

For any further questions about your eligibility or the palliative care residency training program, please contact:

Anne Marie Krueger-Naug, PhD, MD, FRCPC, YAC (Palliative Medicine)
Palliative Medicine Residency Program Director
Room 310, Bethune Building
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 2Y9

Jo-Ann Clarke
Subspecialty Training in Adult Palliative Medicine
Education Program Administrator, Palliative Medicine
Room 310, Bethune Building
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

Phone: 902-473-4356
Fax: 902-473-6602