Dr. Deborah Parker

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Petra Corkum

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

  • A cohesive and supportive group of residents
  • Protected time for academic events
  • Opportunities to develop resident teaching skills
  • A comprehensive psychotherapy curriculum
  • Dedication to work/life balance
  • Access to the Clinician Investigator Program
  • Research funding available exclusively for residents
  • A $1750 annual endowment fund for each resident for conference travel
  • A provincial Locum Tenens program, allowing senior residents to locum in underserviced communities
  • Geographic location — Nova Scotia is an amazing place to live and work!
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General Information

The mission of the Dalhousie Psychiatry Residency Training Program is to prepare residents for the role of a general psychiatrist in an environment that supports and promotes excellence in clinical and scholarly activity.

  • Residents will successfully achieve all CanMEDS roles, demonstrating the knowledge and skills to provide optimal care to patients and families in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Residents will excel in teamwork due to strong communication skills and a collegial approach, and have multiple opportunities to engage in leadership roles to affect positive change.
  • Residents will receive the training, supervision, and support to successfully participate in scholarly activity.
  • Residents will regularly engage in self-reflection in pursuit of continuous professional and personal development.

The program will support work/life balance, encouraging residents to stay well and pay attention to personal interests and relationships. And finally, the program truly wants residents to enjoy and (dare we say it) have fun during residency!

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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 - Psychiatry - 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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