Dr. Leanne McCarthy

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Mary Boudreau

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Quick Facts

PGY1’s participate in a Surgical Foundations Boot Camp during the first four weeks of residency along with all surgical disciplines. Residents also concurrently participate in two blocks of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Boot Camp which includes introductory sessions on general O&G topics as well as research, global health, fetal health surveillance, etc. and participation in O&G clinics, call, O.R., etc.

PGY 1 residents participate in the Foundations of Surgery Curriculum. PGY1 residents are required to complete the ATLS course during the Surgical Bootcamp block. PGY2 residents are required to write and pass theSurgical Foundations exam (fall of PGY2). The Surgical Foundations Program moved to the Competence by Design (CBD) format in 2018.

  • The ratio of residents to faculty is 1:1
  • Residents have an opportunity to pursue interprovincial and international electives
  • Annual Resident Retreat
  • Well equipped resident lounge as well as hospital widewireless & Up to Date access
  • Skills Centre for Health Sciences
  • Simulation Centre
  • One month research course in PGY1 & protected research time throughout residency.
  • Active Global Health Program with opportunities for international electives.
  • Active Departmental Wellness Program
  • Resident travel fund.
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General Information

We believe that the best residents are those who have been able to explore the breadth of the medical profession through suitable electives while enrolled in medical school. We do not preferentially rank applicants who have only pursued electives in one discipline or sub-discipline.

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for Dalhousie University - Obstetrics and Gynecology - Halifax.
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Gross Annual PGY-1 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-2 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-3 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-4 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-5 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-6 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-7 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-8 Salary
Educational Leave
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Call Stipends
Frequency of Calls
l in 4 in-hospital and for home call
Maternity Leave Top Up After One Year’s Service
eligible for up to a maximum of 17 weeks top-up allowance for maternity/pregnancy leave
Provincial Health Insurance
Extended Health Insurance
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
CMPA Dues Paid
Dental Coverage
Statutory and Floating Holidays
Long-Term Disability Insurance
66.7% of salary
Life Insurance
$100,000 of insurance
Sick Leave
Updated June 21, 2023

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Halifax cityscape from water
Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. A major business centre, it’s also known for its maritime history. The city’s dominated by the hilltop Citadel, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850s. Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall Halifax’s days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812.

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