Dr. Gerard Corsten

Program Director

Brenda Oake

Program Administrator
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Canadian Medical Graduates

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Program Highlights

Academic Half Day

Lectures and seminars covering a comprehensive academic curriculum, which is updated yearly, take place during the protected academic half-day every Wednesday afternoon. The academic curriculum covers all areas of the specialty as well as various CanMEDS roles and runs over a two-year cycle.


Other Academic Activities

Apart from the academic half-day, the program includes an array of activities outlined in the yearly academic calendar, including multidisciplinary H & N oncology rounds, grand rounds, journal club, visiting professor program, communication disorders program, radiology rounds, pathology rounds, anatomical dissections, research seminar program, auditory neuroscience program.

For more details of our current academich activities, please check our website.

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General Information

Applicants are assessed in a two-step process:


File Review

All applicants will be independently scored by the selection committee and a composite score based on the individual scores will be produced. The top 16 — 20 applicants will be invited for an interview. The file review will comprise 50% of the final candidate mark. Scoring will be based on academic achievement, scholarly activity (research and education), extracurricular activities and reference letters.



Interviews will take place via video conferencing software for all candidates in 2021 due to Covid restrictions. However, our regular interview format outlined below will continue to apply. A separate virtual meeting room will be set up on interview day for presentations and question/answer session with residents and the program director.

A multi mini interview format will be used with all candidates cycled through stations of 2 interviewers. Each interview station will follow a general theme. Each interviewer will score each candidate and a composite score will be developed based on these scores. The total interview score will comprise 50% of the candidate mark.


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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 - Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - 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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