Dr. Ian Epstein
Residents beginning training in July 2022 will be assessed using the Royal College Competence by Design Framework.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax serves as the tertiary referral center for the entire province of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. In some cases, the center serves as the quaternary referral center for the entire Atlantic region. There are over 250 Department of Medicine beds, approximately 200 faculty (full/PT, joint, adjunct) and 90+ residents in internal medicine and in subspecialty programs.
Residents are assessed using a standardized, on-line evaluation system. Residents receive formative feedback from the attendings supervising the rotations and meet regularly with the program director to discuss their performance. In addition, residents have the opportunity to further gauge their academic progress by having the opportunity to write the American Board of Internal Medicine exam and a faculty-developed OSCE exam.
The Department of Medicine has sponsored every resident in the current academic year to have individual subscribed access to Up-To-Date. Further, residents can choose to participate in an out-of-province or out-of-country elective rotation provided at an accredited teaching hospital.