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Subspecialty residencies

Our department offers subspecialty residency programs in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), Gynaecology Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI), and Uro-Gynaecology.

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 practise 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 Centre 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.

2019 Positions: Funding for a RCPSC training position in MFM is through the IWK Board of Directors Fellowship (deadline to be determined with notification of a funding competition, usually April 30th). For training positions beginning in 2019, there is funding from the provincial government for one training position. The deadline for Dalhousie University applications for postgraduate training in MFM is June 30, 2018, and eligible candidates will be invited for an interview. This training position will qualify for the annual RCPSC MFM Resident Match

For further information on the Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty residency, please email michelle.pineau@iwk.nshealth.ca

Subspecialty residency in Gynaecology 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.

For further information on the Gynaecology Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility subspecialty residency, please email michelle.pineau@iwk.nshealth.ca


Subspecialty residency in Uro-Gynaecology (Uro-Gyn)

Deadline for 2019 residency: February 28, 2018

Uro-Gyn is a two-year (optional one-year), full-time clinical and research subspecialty residency. While the Uro-Gynaecology specialty 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 specialty. Dalhousie University and Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology will issue a certificate for successful completion of this fellowship.

We have a maximum of two Uro-Gyn subspecialty residents, one senior and one junior. As a junior resident, you are expected to attend the urogynaecology clinics of our department members and to participate in all urogynaecologic surgery. As a senior resident, you will have time to do electives and to conduct research designed in your first year of subspecialty residency.

The salary for this position is either generated through billings for surgical assistantship or by successful application for a hospital board funded position. The salary is equivalent to a 5th year residency position and is paid by Dalhousie University.

For further information on the Uro-Gynaecology subspecialty residency program, please email catherine.kelly@iwk.nshealth.ca