Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Dalhousie University

Updated July 18, 2017 

Iteration First Iteration Second Iteration
Training Level
The first iteration is open to residents currently in a recognized Royal College PGY3 Internal Medicine program.
Applications that are off-cycle by more than six months (with a start date after December 31st) are not eligible for this year’s PGY4 match.
Positions in the first iteration are not open to PGY4 General Medicine trainees, but if they meet admissions criteria, will be considered for the second iteration.
Training Program
Dalhousie University will also consider Canadians and those with permanent resident status who are currently in an accredited United States Internal Medicine Training program, but a copy of the candidates RCPSC Assessment of Training must be provided at the time of application.
All applicants must be eligible to register for an educational license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. A requirement for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is that international medical graduates must include proof, as part of the completed license application, that verification through physiciansapply.ca has been initiated.
Legal Status
You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada  at the time of application to be eligible (proof must be provided in order to ensure eligibility)
Previous subspecialty training /transfers
Not eligible

 

Trainees currently enrolled in Canadian or US sub-specialty training will only be considered for the 2nd iteration.
Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses)
Not eligible Positions in the first iteration are not open to candidates currently in specialty practice and looking for retraining, but if they meet all other criteria, will be considered for the 2nd iteration.
Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service
Graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools (GNLCAMS) who have undischarged ROS obligations please see Item 5 (Return of Service) for details.

Visa-sponsored residents are not eligible — those in that category should contact the PGY4 Subspecialty Training Program to inquire about the application process for sponsored residents.

Critical Care Medicine Applicants:

The following are eligible to apply for the CCM subspecialty match at Dalhousie University.

Graduates of a Canadian Medical School are:

  • Currently Internal Medicine Residents at PGY-3 or PGY-4 level.
  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery or Cardiac Surgery.
  • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME-accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery or Cardiac Surgery may be eligible to apply. Applicants in this category must receive an official ruling of eligibility to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada exams in their core specialty prior to application to be eligible to apply.

Graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools who are:

  • Current Internal Medicine Residents at PGY-3 or PGY-4 level who are training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program.
  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Emergency Medicine, General Surgery or Cardiac Surgery.
Additional instructions for graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools

The following 5 requirements for graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools must be provided in order to be considered for residency training at Dalhousie University:

 

1. Legal Status

Graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of application. When applying you must submit one of the following verifications:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo identification; or
  • Copy of Canadian Passport; or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate, Record of Landing; or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card/Canadian Citizen Card.
2. Proof of MD Degree
Graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools (GNLCAMS) must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school on the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) list.

A notarized/certified copy of medical school marks/transcripts and medical degree/diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

3. Language

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. Candidates applying for postgraduate training must meet these requirements-

CPSNS Language Requirement

CPSPEI Language Requirement

4. Medical Council of Canada
A current pass in the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) is required, as well as Proof of Performance of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exams (MCCQE) (part 1 and 2) or the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USLME) Parts 1, 2 and 3.
For further information regarding Medical Council of Canada examinations you may contact:
Medical Council of Canada
2283, boul St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa , ON
K1G 5A2
Phone: (613) 521-6012
Website: www.mcc.ca

Applications for the MCCEE and the MCCQE (part 1) are available from most Canadian Employment and Immigration Commissions outside of Canada. To be eligible to take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1, your medical school must be listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools.

5. Return of Service
Graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools (GNLCAMS) who have undischarged ROS obligations may not be eligible to begin Ministry-funded training position. GNLCAMS holding Return of Service (ROS) obligations must disclose pre-existing obligations at the time of their application, and provide a letter of confirmation that s/he can accept a funded position with Dalhousie University Postgraduate Medicine.
1 Off-cycle applicants who are not eligible for this year’s match processes are welcome to contact programs of interest following the conclusion of the match should there by any unmatched positions available to be considered for off-cycle entry.
2 All unfilled positions will be committed to the second iteration of the CaRMS PGY4 open to all candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria.