Dal Saudi medical residents get extension

August 23, 2018

Dalhousie University has confirmed that medical residents from Saudi Arabia will be able to stay until September 22, an extension from the original date of August 31. Global News explains that this will give residents enough time to fit in another rotation, but adds that some medical students have already withdrawn from the program or left the country. Dal stated that 59 Saudi physicians are working to complete their residency at the university, and Spokesman John Gillis confirmed that 24 of these currently work in surgical services, including orthopaedics, cardiac surgery, and pediatric surgery. CBC | Global News