Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Updated February 2, 2017

Dalhousie University

Training Level

Competitive Stream positions in the first iteration are open to residents currently in a recognized Royal College PGY2 General Pediatrics program.  For positions listed under the Competitive Non-MOH stream, please review the program description as there are alternate eligibility criteria.

Applications that are off-cycle by more than six months (with a program end date no later than December 31, 2017) are not eligible for this year’s match.

Off-cycle applicants are welcome to contact programs of interest following the conclusion of the match should there be any unmatched positions available to be considered for off-cycle entry.

Training Program

Dalhousie University will also consider a Canadian and those with permanent resident status who are currently in an accredited United States Pediatric Medicine Training program, but a copy of the candidate’s 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 Graduates of Non-LCME/CACMS-Accredited Medical Schools (GNLCAMS) 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 to apply. 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.

Previous subspecialty training /transfers

Not eligible

Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses)

Not eligible

Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service

Residents with return of service contracts are not eligible — those in that category should contact the PGY4 Subspecialty Training Program to inquire about the application process for sponsored residents.

Additional IMG Instructions

The following 5 requirements for IMGs must be provided in order to be considered for residency training at Dalhousie University:

1. Legal Status

An IMG must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of application. When applying you must submit one of the following verifications:

  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo identification; or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy 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

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 [PDF – 162kB]

CPSPEI Language Requirement [PDF – 282kB]

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.