Subspecialty Residency Training
Royal College accredited programs
Both the Child and Adolescent Residency Program and the Geriatric Residency Program have received full accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Geriatric Psychiatry - Royal College Accredited Residency Program
Director: Dr. Terry Chisholm
The Geriatric Psychiatry and Seniors' Mental Health Team at Dalhousie University, is offering a two-year residency training program that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The purpose of the program is to enable the trainee to develop expert-level skills and knowledge in Geriatric Psychiatry.
The resident will have the opportunity to train in clinical, teaching and research settings, engaging in a program that is tailored to meet the individual’s interests. Settings will include Inpatient, Ambulatory Care, Outreach (including home visits and long-term care) and an acitive ECT clinic. The program offers training in psychotherapy and health promotion for seniors; and placements are available in related disciplines such as geriatric medicine, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and neurology, and sleep medicine.
Current PGY4 and PGY5 residents are welcome to apply. PGY5 applicants should expect that their fifth year will be evaluated to ensure it meets requirements for eligibility for one year of Geriatric Psychiatry training through the Royal College.
We regret that we are unable to accept applications from international medical graduates at this time.
Ms. Tracy Fraser MacIsaac
5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane, 8th Floor
Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS B3H 2E2 CANADA
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Royal College Accredited Residency Program
Director: Dr. David Lovas
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, is offering a two-year residency training program that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The purpose of the program is to enable the trainee to develop expert-level skills and knowledge in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
We are now accepting applications for a start date of July 1, 2021. The application deadline is September 9, 2019.
Ms. Megan Bellefontaine
Education and Research Coordinator
IWK Health Center, Psychiatry
4th Floor, Link Building
5980 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8 CANADA
Conditions for application:
- Applicants must have (or be in the process of getting) their FRCPC in psychiatry.
- Applicants must be eligible for a full or educational medical license in Nova Scotia.
- Applicants must be able to practice full time, starting July 1 of the year in which training will start.
A limited number of positions funded by the Department of Psychiatry are available annually. Positions will be remunerated at a PGY-6 level salary. Applications supported by external funding sources will also be considered.
Interested physicians should contact the education coordinator for application information.
Dalhousie University requires all applicants to be eligible to register for a license in all provinces in which the program requires training. Both the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island have specific regulations regarding English language proficiency for physicians from outside of Canada. Below are links to the policies for each of the colleges.
CPSNS Language Requirement [PDF - 162kB]
CPSPEI Language Requirement [PDF - 282kB]
This will also apply to all elective rotations. We ask that all future applications sent to Dalhousie University follow this criteria.