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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

About This Opportunity

The Dalhousie Student Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a locum position (3 days a week or more) to cover a CME for a family physician. This locum opportunity starts January 14th to April 15th, 2024. 

Time Commitment: 3.5 days/week (option to work 5 full days a week)

Patient Population: At this clinic you have the option to see a mix of community and student patients. The vast majority are young families, unusually healthy population, some retirees with very few comorbidities.

Colleagues: There are more than 10 family physicians working in this clinic. Two of these family doctors do OB only, and are readily available for questions related to OB or gynecology. There is one in-house psychiatrist (available for referral of students; easily available for questions also) and an entire wing of social workers and counsellors / therapists available for discussion/consultation in real time.

Staff: There are three individual nursing station/pods staffed by a team of nurses who can do liquid nitrogen, STI counselling, wound care, and more) as well as front desk/admin staff team, billing dept, and an amazing clinic manager. 

Community: This clinic has monthly formal physician meetings, monthly optional informal physician luncheons (socializing, interesting case review, etc.), PBSGL available, and frequent social gatherings for holidays. 

Facility: Dalhousie Student Health Centre is located at 1246 Lemarchant Street in Halifax. The clinic is in a new building, with two procedure suites equipped with OR lights. 

Compensation: The locum daily rate is $1200. Please review the Provincial Locum Program for more information. 
If you enjoy a community of collegial, experienced physicians and having the full support of an interdisciplinary team, please reach out to Dr. Anna McLean to discuss this locum – 



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures; advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention

Consultation and referral to other medical practitioners’

Act as a patient’s advocate

Prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations

Report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements

Expected Hours

Time Commitment: 3.5 days/week (option to work 5 full days a week)


Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)

Eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Community Details

Home to three Dalhousie campuses, Halifax is a vibrant, coastal urban centre of 425,000 people that has everything you’d expect from a big city within a close-knit community. One of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Halifax is home to innovative tech and entrepreneurial communities, as well as thriving financial and ocean technology sectors. Halifax plays an essential role in the economic development of the North Atlantic seaboard and fosters a flourishing offshore industry, ground-breaking life sciences research and development, and a wealth of business opportunities. Ranked as first among mid-sized cities in North America in overall cost competitiveness, Halifax is the economic leader in the region with the resource, labour force, and cost advantages to attract high-profile businesses. The spectacular location and creative sides of Halifax are what make the city truly one-of-a-kind. The city boasts a vibrant atmosphere including live Theatre, world-class Symphonic performances, and many museums and art galleries.


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Central Zone: Halifax, Eastern Shore, and Windsor-West Hants

From the modern yet historic city of Halifax, to the rugged and wild Eastern Shore, this region of Nova Scotia is a compelling study of contrasts. The largest city east of Montreal, Halifax is the cosmopolitan centre, bursting with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. But just a short drive (or bike ride) out of the city, the allure of nature envelopes you. Imagine dinner and the theatre at night, surfing and hiking the next morning.