Nova Scotia Health Minister and Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey today announced the selection
of 10 new family medicine residency spaces in the province. A release from the government states six spaces will be at a new training site in Northern Nova Scotia, while another two will be added to an existing site in Cape Breton. One will go to South West Nova and one will be used for residents to gain experience in areas such as mental health or oncology.
The new spaces are part of Dalhousie University’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program. The new site and additional spaces will open next July.
Delorey stated the province needs more family doctors, adding residency spaces are among their best recruiting tools.