Diagnostic Radiology

A well-rounded experience

Choosing where to spend your residency is about more than just learning – it is about your life. Our five-year Diagnostic Radiology residency program (one basic clinical year + four general radiology years) is known for training excellent Radiologists thanks to our Department’s focus on residency education. We are also known for being welcoming to newcomers with diverse and supportive faculty and residents who work hard, are interested in knowing each other, and celebrate each other’s successes. We pride ourselves on maintaining a collegial program that challenges our residents but still makes them want to come back every day.

Our residency program is the perfect way to build a thorough understanding of all modern imaging methods and their applications in clinical medicine. Plus, you'll benefit from staff radiologist supervision as you train in all subspecialty services.

Under the supervision of the Associate Head of Research, you will be well supported in a residency research project with opportunities to present and publish, including ample opportunity for smaller research poster presentations. Participation in local, national and international conferences is strongly encouraged, and the department offers funding to help residents take advantage of opportunities.

As a resident-in-training, you'll rotate through three Maritime teaching hospitals, including:

Our program offers

  • two months of radiology within the first clinical year
  • an intensive teaching program
  • a well-designed rounds schedule
  • weekly Grand Rounds
  • weekly academic half days
  • weekly OSCE format quizzes covering all radiologic subspecialties
  • formal mock oral and OSCE format quizzes
  • a yearly journal club schedule
  • intensive physics instruction
  • a visiting professor program
  • a four-week radiologic pathologic course at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology in Washington, DC, US
  • Nightfloat call structure
  • a competency-based model, Competency By Design,  slated to begin July 1, 2022 (may change as per the Royal College)

Take the first step toward your career

Canadian Medical School Graduates: apply through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)

International Medical School Graduates: check out the Postgraduate Medical Education office’s website

Get in Touch

Whether you have a question about a program, need help with the application process, or you have a concern, we want to hear from you. 

Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Dalhousie University
Victoria Building
Education Office, Room 319
1276 South Park Street
PO BOX 9000
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

Residency Program Inquiries:

Melissa MacLeod, Education Assistant