Application Process

Do you have what we’re looking for?

At the Department of Pediatrics, we’re always looking for well-rounded individuals with strong academic records, sound communication skills and a demonstrated interest in community support and other related extracurricular activities.

How it works

Canadian medical graduates come into our training program through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process. Information about our program can be found on the CaRMS website.

International medical graduates, whose countries have a training agreement with Dalhousie University, may also be accepted into our program. They must apply through the Dalhousie University Visa Trainee office by contacting

English language proficiency

Because English is the language of study at Dalhousie, all applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. You must have achieved the required proficiency in one of the following English language tests:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Academic version required with a minimum of 24 in each of the 4 components
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Academic version required with a minimum of 37.0 in each of the components

Please note that scores that are less than those stated above will not be considered. Candidates applying for postgraduate training starting July 1, 2015 must meet these requirements.

Find out more

Application information for the pediatric subspecialty match and program descriptions for the Dalhousie University pediatric subspecialities can also be found on the CaRMS website.