Subspecialty residencies

Our department offers subspecialty residency programs in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), Gynaecology Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI), and Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (PMRS).

To apply for one of the subspecialty residencies below:

  • You must have (or be in the process of receiving) your FRCSC in Obstetrics & Gynaecology; be eligible for a full or educational medical license in Nova Scotia; and be able to practice full time, starting July 1 of the year in which training will start.
  • You are encouraged to come to our department for a few days to interview and observe departmental activities.
  • To apply, complete an application form [PDF - 116 KB] providing the requested documentation. Interviews either in person or via video teleconference are essential.

Subspecialty Residency in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)

Our MFM subspecialty residency provides an individualized program with extensive experience in the clinical management of high-risk pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis, reproductive genetics and research. It is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a fellowship program. The IWK Health is a major perinatal teaching centre for Dalhousie University and provides state-of-the-art facilities for maternal-fetal care. 

Our program is structured over two years to give you increasing responsibility, allowing you to develop proficiency in ultrasound imaging, fetal assessment, serum screening and invasive diagnostic techniques. The fellowship is also dedicated to encouraging your research potential with your work on a research project from beginning through to the writing of a completed manuscript. You will work with various subspecialties and are expected to participate in rounds, journal clubs, and seminars.

There is currently no residency position available for the 2025-26 academic year. Please check back for updates. For further information on the Maternal-Fetal Medicine residency program, please email Michelle.Pineau@iwk.nshealth.ca.

Subspecialty Residency in Gynaecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI)

GREI is a two-year, full-time clinical and research subspecialty residency program that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As a GREI resident, you will be expected to attend reproductive endocrine clinics and participate in reproductive endocrine surgery. You will be responsible for one weekend per month of call during your IVF rotation. 

Your training will consist of 12 months of clinical reproductive endocrinology and infertility, with graded responsibility. The remainder of your training consists of research, elective time and exposure to fields such as genetics, pediatrics, endocrinology, psychology, microsurgery and ultrasound.

One position will be available for a July 2025 start. Application materials must be submitted to Michelle Pineau, Subspecialty Program Administrator Michelle.Pineau@iwk.nshealth.ca by May 1, 2024. Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview (virtual). These training positions will qualify for the annual RCPSC GREI Resident Match.

Subspecialty Residency in Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (PMRS)

PMRS is a two-year (optional one-year), full-time clinical and research subspecialty residency. While the PMRS subspecialty is not accredited nationwide, we feel it is important in the care of our patient population so we offer an unaccredited fellowship program in this subspecialty. A Certificate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology issued by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is mandatory. Dalhousie University and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology will issue a certificate for successful completion of this fellowship.

As a junior resident, you are expected to attend the PMRS clinics of our department members and to participate in all PMRS surgery. As a senior resident, you will have time to do electives and to conduct research designed in your first year of subspecialty residency.

There is currently no residency position available for the 2025-26 academic year. Please check back for updates. Inquiries regarding the PMRS residency program should be directed to Michelle Pineau, Subspecialty Program Administrator Michelle.Pineau@iwk.nshealth.ca.