Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship

The Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship is a one-year opportunity for a graduated resident who completed training in pathology and would like to have a further training in Pulmonary Pathology.

Most of training will be allocated to clinical/diagnostic services, during which the fellow will be given supervision to develop and improve knowledge and skills in pulmonary pathology mainly under the Senior Pulmonary Pathologist Dr. Zhaolin Xu's mentoring.

In addition, the fellow will have other opportunities such as exposure to lung cancer molecular profiling and pulmonary cytology, and participation in teaching, research, and molecular diagnostics.

Training Site

QEII Health Sciences Centre / Dalhousie University, Department of Pathology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Required Qualifications

Requirements include:

  • An MD (or equivalent) degree with formal residency training in pathology from a reputable pathology residency program;
  • Certified in Diagnostic and Molecular Pathology or Diagnostic and Clinical Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or equivalent; and
  • Eligibility for registration/licensing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

The position is open to all qualified candidates include those individuals eligible to sit for the RCPSC qualifying exams in those disciplines.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae/resume, and provide 2 names of potential reference with contact information to the Program Director Dr. Zhaolin Xu (see below).

Deadline for applications is May 31 of the year prior to the commencement date. A site visit to Halifax, for an elective rotation or for exploration of benefits offered by the Program, is encouraged.

Program Director


  • Professor, Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University
  • Pulmonary Pathologist and Cytopathologist, QEII Health Sciences Centre/NSH
  • Senior Scientist, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, Canada
Address 5788 University Ave. Rm. 734C
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 1V8
Email zhaolin.xu@nshealth.ca
Phone 902-473-7287
Fax 902-473-3897