Academic and research innovation

As the largest regional centre east of Montreal, Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s home base for research, training, and innovation in medicine. NSH works with Dalhousie Medical School to train the next generation of physicians and to support robust health care research. Many of our physicians hold academic cross appointments or take part in preceptor opportunities. 

World-class research

Nova Scotia Health has more than 400 researchers and 1,200 active research projects. Tens of millions of dollars in research funding is channeled to NSH clinicians, with which we champion advances in therapy, multi-disciplinary approaches to patient care, teaching, and innovative health research. Active clinical research in at least 30 major disciplines include specialty areas such as brain repair, cancer, cardiac sciences, and enteroviruses.

MORE: Current NSH Academic and Research Opportunities


Preceptors and Academic Cross appointment

Many physicians note that mentoring students is one of the most rewarding parts of their career. NSH’s partnership with Dalhousie Medical School means clinicians have many opportunities to preceptor medical students and residents. This includes Rural Medicine Week, hosting residents in the sites for the Family Residency Programs across the province, and more.

QEII Health Science Centre

As the largest health sciences centre in Atlantic Canada, the QEII is a network of health care campuses and buildings with more than 700 physicians, 7,000 staff, and 1,200 volunteers. This academic, research, and teaching hospital provides advanced medical care and is the area’s specialist for heart health, cancer care, neurosurgery, and organ transplantation. Affiliated with Dalhousie University Schools of Medicine and Health Professions, the QEII Health Sciences Centre supports the development of tomorrow’s health care providers.