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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

About This Opportunity

Dalhousie’s Student Health & Wellness Centre located on the Halifax Campus is seeking a family practice physician to join our team as the primary health care provider for an existing patient roster of 750 community patients in addition to offering select student appointments as of September 1, 2024 for dedicated primary health care.

Our Centre is committed to providing quality primary and mental health care services to promote and enhance both community and student patients’ health.

The physician will work collaboratively with the Centre's interprofessional team of family physicians (15), family practice ob physicians (2), a nurse manager and registered nurses (3), a psychiatrist, counsellors (9 FTE) and health promotion staff. Our clinical team is supported by an experienced administrative staff who manage scheduling, reception, referrals, nursing office duties, along with all billing and health records functions.

25% of billings is charged as overhead and paid to the Centre. 
For information on this clinic opportunity please contact Krista Cross, Director of Operations by email to

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact
To apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter by June 30, 2024.


  • ensure the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • be accountable for appropriate workload and practice
  • work with other physicians in providing on-call service to clinic patients (0.5 day per week) (alternating 9am-2pm and 2-7pm shifts each week + Saturday 1-4pm coverage once per academic term)
  • work in collaboration with other team members in the practice to best suit the community’s health needs
  • operate within the Medical Services Agreement between Dalhousie Student Health Services and Dalhousie University
  • utilize the Centre’s shared electronic medical record (Accuro) to record all relevant patient details


Expected Hours

  • 0.6 FTE
  • Physicians choose their own schedules with the operating hours of the Centre. The Centre is open Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-6pm (September-April), 8am-5pm (M-F May-August) and on Saturdays for on-call service from 1-4pm.


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

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers. The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here. Nova Scotia is more than medicine. 


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Recruitment Process

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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.