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Enrich your experience

With a clinical base at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII), Dalhousie’s general surgery programs provide experience in surgical care from minor procedures to organ transplant.

Gain exposure to a wide variety of diseases and injuries requiring general surgery by working in the only tertiary adult general hospital in the Halifax peninsula. The QEII provides primary surgical care to residents of Halifax and surrounding areas, and referral care to residents from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The QEII is also the only Level I trauma facility for the Maritimes.

As a resident within the Division of General Surgery, you’ll have a number of opportunities to explore various subspecialities within the general surgery program, including:

  • acute care
  • bariatric
  • colorectal
  • MIS (minimally invasive surgery)
  • hepatobiliary
  • surgical oncology
  • transplant
  • trauma

Dedicated faculty

Our faculty members demonstrate their dedication to their chosen profession and to Dalhousie by taking appointments at the medical school. This close working relationship will help you advance your learning, whether you’re engaging with our general surgeons during your first two years of medical school, undertaking a three-week general surgery clinical clerkship in your third year, completing an elective or working as a resident.

Rich in research

Research is an important part of our program. Our faculty members are involved in basic science, clinical outcomes and education research activities. There are research opportunities for both medical students and residents. Our residents are encouraged to complete at least two research projects during their residency.