Subspecialty Residency Training

Preparing physicians for academic and community practice

Our subspecialty training program aims to prepare residents for independent academic and/or community practice in adult respirology. The Division of Respirology emphasizes the specific CanMEDS core competencies and attaining high-level skills in clinical care, teaching and research in relation to patients with respiratory diseases.

Our two-year program follows the successful completion of a minimum three years of internal medicine training in a program approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Funding opportunities for fellowship training beyond the PGY5 year are available for those seeking additional training in education or research.


View our curriculum in detail.

Commitment to Equity Diversity Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA)

The Adult Respirology Training Program at Dalhousie University is committed to the principles of EDIA. This includes:

  • maintaining an environment of equity and fairness
  • applying an anti-discrimination lens to our policies and practices
  • preparing our graduates to meet the needs of the communities they will serve

Training sites

Halifax is a vibrant and friendly coastal city with access to the amenities, culture, and opportunities of the Maritime Provinces. Residents will train at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and at the IWK Health Centre. All clinical sites are within walking distance of the downtown core, universities, parks and the ocean.

Salary and additional funding

Resident salary is negotiated through a collective bargaining agreement, and speciific figures are available through the Maritime Resident Doctors' website.

Funding opportunities for additional training with a research or clinical focus are available.

Information about applying

Our program seeks to train a cohort of residents with exemplary clinical and interpersonal skills who can thrive in a compact collaborative learning environment. Applicants providing evidence of strong clinical ability, self-directed learning, and leadership skills in the CaRMS application file will be prioritized for further consideration. Success in scholarly work is considered a strong asset for candidates; our program maintains a broad view of scholarly activity ranging from basic science and clinical research to educational activities and projects in quality improvement and patient safety. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as professional demeanor at the time of the interviews.

To qualify, you must be in your final year of, or have successfully completed, an internal medicine residency program approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Applications are accepted through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

International applicants may apply by contacting the Visa/IMG Program Administrator, Mr. Charles Hsuen, at



Dr. Simon Houston
Program director, Adult Respirology Residency Training Program
c/o Allysa Robinson, Program administrator
Phone: 902-473-4024
Fax: 902-473-6202