PROGRAM PROFILE

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Dalhousie University - Psychiatry - Halifax

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Director

Dr. Mark Bosma

CONTACT

Education Coordinator

Tracy Fraser MacIsaac

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • a cohesive and supportive group of residents

  • protected time for academic events

  • opportunities to develop resident teaching skills

  • a comprehensive psychotherapy curriculum

  • dedication to work/life balance

  • access to the Clinician Investigator Program

  • research funding available exclusively for residents

  • a $1750 annual endowment fund for each resident for conference travel

  • a provincial Locum Tenens program, allowing senior residents to locum in underserviced communities

  • geographic location — Nova Scotia is an amazing place to live and work!


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GENERAL INFORMATION

The mission of the Dalhousie Psychiatry Residency Training Program is to prepare residents for the role of a general psychiatrist in an environment that supports and promotes excellence in clinical and scholarly activity.


  • Residents will successfully achieve all CanMEDS roles, demonstrating the knowledge and skills to provide optimal care to patients and families in an interdisciplinary environment.

  • Residents will excel in teamwork due to strong communication skills and a collegial approach, and have multiple opportunities to engage in leadership roles to affect positive change.

  • Residents will receive the training, supervision, and support to successfully participate in scholarly activity.

  • Residents will regularly engage in self-reflection in pursuit of continuous professional and personal development.

  • The program will support work/life balance, encouraging residents to stay well and pay attention to personal interests and relationships. And finally, the program truly wants residents to enjoy and (dare we say it) have fun during residency!


FAQ

How many spots are available?

The Dalhousie Psychiatry Residency Training Program accepts 8 new residents each year.



If I choose Dalhousie Psychiatry, where will my training take place? Throughout my residency, will I have to change locations?

Dalhousie University has a distributed education model. There are several sites across the Maritimes, including Halifax Regional Municipality and Saint John, New Brunswick. During PGY-1, residents spend two months outside of Halifax. To develop both clinical and educational continuity, the amount of moving will be kept to a minimum. There is accommodation and travel allowances through the university and Nova Scotia Health.



What is your experience with residents who have partners, spouses and children?

We work hard to support residents who have families. Many of our residents arrive with families or build families during residency training.