Subspecialty Residency Training

Outstanding clinical training

Have you successfully completed three years of internal medicine training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada approved program? If so, consider specializing in rheumatology by spending your PGY4 and PGY5 years in the Dalhousie Rheumatology Residency Training Program.

As a resident, you'll receive state-of-the-art training in rheumatology, with emphasis on the specific CanMEDS core competencies. Funding opportunities are available for those seeking fellowship training in education or research beyond the PGY5 year.

Training sites and experiences

Your curriculum will involve supervised outpatient and inpatient rheumatology care. Most of your time will be spent at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, but rotations are also available in New Brunswick, at:

The pediatric rheumatology rotations will take place in the IWK Health Centre, which is the largest pediatric rheumatology centre east of Montreal.

The division sees more than 8,500 outpatients at The Arthritis Centre annually and provides an average of 20-25 inpatient consults per month.

As a resident, you'll work in the ambulatory care program and obtain additional experience through rotations in pediatric rheumatology. You'll be encouraged to take elective rotations in community rheumatology (in Halifax, Moncton and Saint John), and in plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery.