Career opportunities

The hardest part of medical school for some students might be deciding whether to pursue a career in family medicine or in a specialization - and in what area.

Dalhousie Medical School has post-graduate (resident) training in family medicine and more than 45 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons specialty and subspecialty programs. We also offer our students access to career-planning programs and services to help make important career decisions easier.

Through the Office of Student Affairs at the Fauclty of Medicine, medical students can meet with specialized advisors to discuss any concerns or find answers to questions. Our advisors can help students:

  • identify career goals
  • explore specialty and practice options
  • choose a specialty
  • select and apply to residency programs
  • make good career decisions

All enrolled students can also use Careers in MedicineĀ® (CiM), a career-planning program offered through The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Some students have found the program helpful in identifying their interests, choosing your specialty, and applying for a residency position.

Visit the Faculty of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs careers page for more information.