Dalhousie University - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Halifax
Academic Half Day
Lectures and seminars covering a comprehensive academic curriculum, which is updated yearly, take place during the protected academic half-day every Wednesday afternoon. The academic curriculum covers all areas of the specialty as well as various CanMEDS roles and runs over a two-year cycle.
Other Academic Activities
Apart from the academic half-day, the program includes an array of activities outlined in the yearly academic calendar, including multidisciplinary H & N oncology rounds, grand rounds, journal club, visiting professor program, communication disorders program, radiology rounds, pathology rounds, anatomical dissections, research seminar program, auditory neuroscience program.
For more details of our current academich activities, please check our website.
Applicants are assessed in a two-step process
- File Review
All applicants will be independently scored by the selection committee and a composite score based on the individual scores will be produced. The top 16 — 20 applicants will be invited for an interview. The file review will comprise 50% of the final candidate mark. Scoring will be based on academic achievement, scholarly activity (research and education), extracurricular activities and reference letters.
Interviews will take place via video conferencing software for all candidates in 2021 due to Covid restrictions. However, our regular interview format outlined below will continue to apply. A separate virtual meeting room will be set up on interview day for presentations and question/answer session with residents and the program director.
A multi mini interview format will be used with all candidates cycled through stations of 2 interviewers. Each interview station will follow a general theme. Each interviewer will score each candidate and a composite score will be developed based on these scores. The total interview score will comprise 50% of the candidate mark.
I did not do an elective, should I book a meeting with the program director?
This is not necessary. See also general instructions. There is an opportunity for all candidates during the interview process, to learn everything about the program.
On Nov. 17th, 2020 there will be a zoom information meeting with the program director and senior residents to ask any questions that you may have regarding the program. The program assistant for the program should be contacted for further details.