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Residency Training

Programs

Dalhousie Medical School offers accredited clinical training for more than 560 medical residents and 50 Royal College specialty programs (including 24 subspecialties). Our residency programs are approved by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and are conducted in our affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics across the Maritimes.

Royal College Specialty

Dalhousie Medical School, together with its affiliated teaching hospitals in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, offers more than 50 specialty training programs approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. These programs provide exceptional training, skills development, educational and research opportunities, and professional development that prepare residents to be competent, compassionate specialists.

The aim of our specialty programs, in accordance with the CanMEDS physician competency framework, is to ensure residents become excellent medical experts, professionals, communicators, collaborators, managers, health advocates, and scholars.

For specific information about the specialty training program and requirements for entry, contact the program director of the specialty in which you wish to train.

Subspecialty

Dalhousie Medical School, in partnership with its affiliated teaching hospitals – primarily the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the IWK Health Centre, and the Saint John Regional Hospital – offers 24 sub-specialty training programs.

For specific information about the sub-specialty training program and requirements for entry, contact the program director of the sub-specialty in which you wish to train.

Electives

Dalhousie Medical School offers hundreds of elective opportunities to residents from Dalhousie and medical schools across Canada. Residents are responsible for making their own elective arrangements directly with the department in which they wish to conduct their elective training.

After elective arrangements have been confirmed, elective trainees are required to register with Postgraduate Medical Education. 

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