NS announces new residencies for medical students

July 12, 2018

Nova Scotia will add ten residency spaces for family physicians in 2019, reports CBC. The government hopes that the decision will help alleviate a province-wide shortage of doctors. According to CBC, 52,000 NS residents are actively seeking a doctor. CBC adds that the initiative also seeks to provide residencies for medical school graduates without placements. “We're one of the few jurisdictions that have committed to a sustained residency expansion,” said NS Health Minister Randy Delorey. “That's important. I think that will do wonders for our recruitment over the near and long term.” CBC