Housed within Dalhousie Medical School, the Department of Pathology offers a variety of excellent educational opportunities, including four specialized residency programs, a master’s program and a PhD program.  

Whether you plan to specialize in a particular stream of pathology or you prefer to train as a generalist, each of these programs offers a carefully planned curriculum designed to help you reach your career goals.

Residency programs

If you have a medical degree, you can do your residency in pathology and specialize in one of four different areas:

Each of these residency programs is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Graduate programs

Our program requirements are particular to our program and higher than the Faculty of Graduate Studies' (FGS) minimum requirements. Please review these requirements on the MSc/PhD pages.

MSc program

If you have a BSc, you can train for a career in medical research and plan to obtain a PhD. Take courses in pathology and other biomedical sciences and conduct a research project that will provide a basis for your thesis. Find out more about our MSc program.

PhD program

If you have an MSc degree in pathology or another life sciences field, consider applying for our PhD program. Our comprehensive examination and your thesis will ensure you are well-prepared for a career in research. Find out more about our PhD program.

Dermatopathology Fellowship

The Dermopathology Fellowship is a one year opportunity for a graduated resident who completed training in Anatomical Pathology or General Pathology to further train in the subspecialty of Dermatopathology with some exposure to clinical Dermatology. Find out more about the Fellowship.