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Residency Training

Resident-first approach to internal medicine education

The Dalhousie Internal Medicine Residency Program provides in-depth experience in all disciplines of internal medicine, preparing you for general internal medicine or an internal medicine subspecialty. The program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and is based in Halifax and Saint John.

Our strength lies in our resident-first approach. The Department of Medicine is a collegial supportive environment with accomplished faculty. Clinician teachers are encouraged, evaluated and acknowledged for excellence and innovation in education. Residents can expect an exceptional educational experience in one of the most beautiful parts of Canada.

The Department of Medicine encourages residents to incorporate research into their careers. As a resident, you'll produce at least one academic project each year. The department has a resident research director, committee and coordinator who will help you with research contacts and resources on an ongoing basis.

The Department of Medicine also offers accredited training programs in 15 subspecialties and several fellowship opportunities.


Associate Program Director

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Magnus McLeod as the new Associate Program Director for the core Internal Medicine residency training program.

Dr. McLeod is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine. As a general internist he has an active clinical profile, frequently attending in the ED, MTU and IMCU where he works closely with our residents. He has a strong clinical & academic interest in Hepatology. Dr. McLeod has an undergraduate from the University of Victoria British Columbia, and MD from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Dalhousie, then joined the GIM division as faculty in 2015. As a recent graduate of our program he has quickly become a mentor to many of our residents and been an enthusiastic teacher.

Dr. McLeod will begin a 3 year term in this position beginning April 1st, and will be working closely with Katie Barkhouse, Sophie Montreuil and myself. His appointment is timely as he has agreed to help take on two key new developments for our program. He will be developing a new examination preparatory course to aid our first cohort of residents sitting the Royal College exam in PGY3 in 2019. He will also be assisting the education office and residency program committee with preparations for Competence by Design.

Dr. Ian Epstein, 
Internal Medicine Program Director