Program Description

We focus on you

As a moderately sized residency program, we’re the perfect size to offer you significant exposure to pediatrics—both general and specialized—and to give you plenty of opportunity to work one-on-one with our highly regarded faculty members.

You’ll experience pediatrics from an inpatient and ambulatory perspective while rotating through all major subspecialties. During the program, you’ll be supervised by attending staff, but you’ll also have the opportunity to:


At Dalhousie, we place a lot of importance on research. As a trainee, you’ll be encouraged to present your research findings at a national or international meeting. Each year, you’ll be subsidized to attend one educational meeting (up to $1,500) and full reimbursement is available to attend a meeting if you are presenting. You’ll also be encouraged to present at an annual Resident Research Day.

A minimum of one scholarly project is required to be completed during pediatric residency. All residents take a comprehensive Academic Skills Course in their first year. This course will cover research methodology, grant writing and submissions to the Ethics Review Board. Four weeks of research time is provided in the PGY2 year with more time permitted and encouraged in the third and fourth years of training to facilitate the completion of their scholarly project. 

Convenience is key

As a resident at Dal, you’ll be exposed to primary, secondary and tertiary care all in one place. Our department is located on campus close to:

Find out more about our curriculum.