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Call For Public Representative to the College’s Governing Council

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (the College) serves the public by regulating the province’s medical profession in accordance with the Nova Scotia Medical Act and its regulations.  Among other responsibilities, the College licenses physicians to practise medicine, supports high standards of medical practice, and investigates complaints about physicians.

The College is seeking individuals to serve as public representatives on its governing Council.  The College strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that represents the communities it serves.  For at least one of the positions available, we encourage candidates who identify as Indigenous Nova Scotian to apply.  We are also seeking candidates with a background in accounting or financial management. The candidate cannot be a physician (either at present or formerly).

The successful candidates will serve on Council and on at least one committee of Council.  Meetings are normally held during business hours and occasionally extend into the late afternoon.  The time commitment to serve on Council is approximately 20 hours of meeting time per year, plus preparation time.  The time commitment to serve on committees could range from 10 hours to 50 meeting hours per year, plus preparation time.  All meeting time is compensated.

The successful candidates will be asked to represent the public perspective regarding the regulation of the medical profession.  The successful candidate will be one of five public members on Council, serving with 8 physicians elected from around the province, a physician appointed by Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine, and representatives of medical learners. 

Information regarding the requirements for Council members, including public representatives, can be found here.

Applications will be received until the position is filled.  Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.  If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume to:

Nominating Committee

c/o Kim MacMillan

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia