Dalhousie University – Anesthesiology – Halifax
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Dr. Robyn Doucet

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Jessie Purvis

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Dalhousie University – Anesthesiology – Halifax

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Luke Wiseman
3rd year
The people. Dalhousie fosters a collegial environment. Co-residents are always willing to help each other out whether it’s orienting a fellow resident for a future rotation or showing them around the city. Staff are all very supportive and enthusiastic towards teaching and resident learning.
Two great aspects of residency at Dalhousie are the supportive environment and the size of the program. I recently had a child and the residency program has been extremely supportive. The size of the program allows you to not only be close with fellow anesthesia residents but with residents on other services who you interact with daily. It allows for a great environment in the operating room when you see familiar faces.
Supportive. The staff are very friendly and engaging and co-residents are always willing to help each other out. The research team provides ample opportunities regardless of previous research experience. Our administrative staff go above and beyond to maximize your residency experience.
Outside of residency there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities close to Halifax. Going for a hike or to the wineries in Annapolis Valley are a few of my top choices. There’s also plenty of restaurants and bars close by to hang out with friends.
We have an engaged resident wellness team led by anesthesia residents who are always looking to facilitate activities to improve wellness. We have multiple activities throughout the year including resident retreats, fluid rounds, welcome barbecues, and resident mentorship programs to name a few.
The rotation I’m most looking forward to the most next year is point of care ultrasound. I’m looking forward to my senior or “core” rotations, which allow for more independence as a resident. I also look forward to balancing my new family life and residency with the support of the residency program.
The people. Dalhousie fosters a collegial environment. Co-residents are always willing to help each other out whether it’s orienting a fellow resident for a future rotation or showing them around the city. Staff are all very supportive and enthusiastic towards teaching and resident learning.

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