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Subspecialty Residency Training

Individualized training and support in physical medicine & rehabilitation

Residency training in physical medicine & rehabilitation includes a five-year intensive individualized program that offers opportunities in all areas of special interest, either as part of the core training experience or electively.

We incorporate research throughout the program, offer protected time and include a research rotation as part of the curriculum. Residents are required to complete a research project to the point of presentation at a national or international meeting.

Providing patient care in all areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation

We work with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and its rehabilitation and supportive care services, along with departments and divisions of Dalhousie Medical School, to provide inpatient, outpatient, outreach and telehealth care in all areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Virtually all patient care is interdisciplinary, as are the residency training opportunities.

Areas of expertise

The Dalhousie Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is recognized for particular expertise in neurological disorders and neuropathic pain. Our members lead the only accredited spinal care and brain injury programs in Canada. We're also among the only physical medicine & rehabilitation teams in Canada that have established a spasticity management program.

Location of residency training

All residency training takes place at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, mainly at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, but we encourage participation in our outreach clinics. There are no mandatory rural rotations. Inpatient rotations include time for ambulatory care rehabilitation clinics in electrodiagnostics and physical medicine and the relevant, tertiary, disability-specific clinics.

Find out more about the residency curriculum.