Although training sites may vary depending on the residency training program you’re enrolled in, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to gain experience within a broad spectrum of environments, from hospitals to blood clinics across the Maritimes.
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax
The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre is home to two sites: the Halifax Infirmary and the Victoria General Hospital. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, the complex includes a total of 1,125 inpatient beds, outpatient services, emergency laboratory services and a blood transfusion service.
The QEII’s hospital transfusion service is the referral tertiary and quaternary care centre for the Maritime Provinces, and is fully accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks. The Maritime Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing and tissue banks are also located here.
IWK Health Centre, Halifax
Any practical requirements relating to pediatrics or maternity care will be fulfilled at the IWK Health Centre for Children, Women and Families. The hospital features 280 pediatric beds, 111 obstetrical beds and 124 bassinets.
Located just one block away from the QEII Hospital, the IWK is the main referral hospital for pediatric and obstetric cases from across the Maritime Provinces, and provides all prenatal testing for the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Horizon Health Network, New Brunswick
Residency training in New Brunswick includes many locations which are a part of the province's health services, the Horizon Health Network.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a non-academic community hospital with a variety of services, including:
- emergency care
- ambulatory care
- outpatient services
- surgical services
- stroke care
- rehabilitation services
- general medicine