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Subspecialty Residency Training

Preparing physicians for academic and community practice

Our subspecialty respirology training 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.

The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness recently produced a comprehensive Physician Resource Plan (2012-2021) for the province. This report forecasts a recruitment need of 12.5 FTE positions in respirology for the province over the next 10 years. Dalhousie’s subspecialty respirology training program is ideally positioned to help address this physician resource need.

Training sites

Residents will train at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and at the IWK Health Centre. All clinical sites are within walking distance of each other, as well as close to the downtown core, universities, parks and the ocean.

How to apply

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. Simply apply for the program through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).


Dr. Simon Houston
Program director, Postgraduate Medical Education
c/o Shelley Sani, program director assistant
Email: shelley.sani@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-3698
Fax: 902-473-6202