Medical Learners

Gain Valuable Hands-On Experience

For a small province, Prince Edward Island provides ample opportunities for medical learners to get familiarized with our healthcare system and our province. Whether you’re interested in a return-in-service agreement, our two-year Family Medicine Residency Program, or an elective clinical rotation, we’ve got you covered.

Funding

Family Medicine Sponsorship Program

The Family Medicine Sponsorship Program provides funding to selected medical students pursuing family medicine as a profession. Funds are paid directly to the students through stipends to assist with medical education expenses. Selected students are required to participate in a return-in-service (RIS) commitment to work in an area of greatest need upon completion of their training. Candidates and Health PEI, the provincial health authority, will work together to choose an appropriate location of practice.

Learn more about the Family Medicine Sponsorship Program.

Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Are you a family medicine physician or a family medicine resident working in an under-served rural or remote community? 

As of April 2013, the Government of Canada began offering Canada Student Loan forgiveness to eligible family physicians and family medicine residents who work in under-served rural or remote communities. Loan forgiveness can only be applied to outstanding Canada Student Loan balances (federal portion only).

Learn more about Canada Student Loan forgiveness.

Programs

PEI Family Medicine Residency Program

The PEI Family Medicine Residency Program provides training in family medicine in Prince Edward Island through a two-year residency training program. Prince Edward Island is a training site through Dalhousie University’s Family Medicine Residency Program, and follows the Dalhousie teaching curriculum. Each year, the PEI program welcomes five new medical residents— four Canadian trained medical graduates and one graduate from an internationally recognized medical school. In addition to learning their specialities, our residents also learn to love life on PEI. We are proud that 78% of our residents choose PEI as their home following their residency. 

To learn more about the PEI Family Medicine Residency Program, contact Verna at (902) 894-2536.

Medical Education Program

The Medical Education Program provides clinical opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and residents to gain experience in family medicine and speciality areas in healthcare facilities across Prince Edward Island.

The program offers core opportunities for students or residents enrolled at Dalhousie University, Memorial University, or the Université de Sherbrooke. For students/residents from other Canadian or international medical institutions, please contact the Medical Education Coordinator for further details. Learn more about the Medical Education Program.

Interested in future career opportunities on Prince Edward Island? Get updates and stay connected with our team by completing the Medical Student and Resident Registration.

If you are a medical learner, it is never too soon to start planning for your career. We want you to consider PEI as one of your career destinations. Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our Physician Recruiters or complete this form and we will get in touch with you!

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