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Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

The Internal Medicine Group at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) is recruiting for an additional full-time Internal Medicine physician to join their collegial group of 7. Subspecialties currently include General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Respirology and Nephrology.

Yarmouth Regional Hospital offers echocardiography, exercise stress testing with nuclear imaging and pharmacologic stress testing, pacemaker follow up, endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy), bronchoscopy, PFTs, Sleep studies, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis (acute and chronic). Diagnostic imaging modalities include Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT scanning, and MRI. The ICU has its own portable ultrasound machine. There is a Cardiac Rehab Clinic managed by a Nurse and physiotherapist in collaboration with Internal Medicine Physicians.

The Yarmouth Regional Hospital is a community site for the Internal Medicine program at Dalhousie University with approximately 4-5 residents per year. In addition, a fellowship program for the R4 and R5 fellows will be starting in July 2019, which will provide us with 2 fellows per year full-time. 

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the call schedule for IM, weekly coverage for ICU and Internal Medicine hospitalist, as well as provide outpatient care appropriate to their subspecialty. Call is currently approximately 1 in 7. In addition, you will be expected to participate in teaching both family medicine and internal medicine residents and fellows.

Compensation is fee for service. Support is available for a site visit and relocation as well as possible additional financial incentives.

Candidates must be certified or be eligible for certification by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and maintain certification of competency. As well, candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

Yarmouth is located at the southwestern most tip of Nova Scotia serving a population of approximately 60,000 in three counties. Affordable housing on ocean and lake frontage properties. Recreational, entertainment and shopping hub of the southwest area.


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