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Financial help for eligible IMGs in the first two years of practice

McCarthy/Stewart International Medical Graduate Grant Internationally trained physicians who recently arrived in Nova Scotia can apply for financial help to assist with costs associated with relocation and professional expenses.  The McCarthy/Stewart International Medical Graduate Grant will provide a one-time grant of $10,000 to 10 successful IMGs each year. This

Licence Renewal Deadline is November 30th – Review the Renewal Checklist

Each year you must renew your medical licence. If you practise within a corporation for which you are listed as a medical director, you must also renew your corporation permit. Before you renew your medical licence and corporation permit, please review your renewal checklists…[…]

October 1 is Treaty Day

Treaty Day is October 1, with celebrations held on October 3 this year, to honour the important contributions and rich history of the Mi’kmaq people. The Peace and Friendship Treaties honour the enduring bond of friendship and respect between Nova Scotia’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and […]

August 1st is Emanciaption Day

The College joins with Nova Scotians to commemorate Emancipation Day on August 1st. Emancipation Day is the day the British parliament abolished slavery across its empire, including Canada on August 1st, 1834.  It marks the end of the practice of slavery of African people and their descendants around the world. More […]

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day provides an opportunity to recognize the many achievements of the country’s Indigenous peoples. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Read more about National Indigenous Peoples Day.

June is Pride Month

The College recognizes Pride Month and celebrates the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Physicians in Nova Scotia have a unique role in engaging with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community by addressing its health care needs with dignity and with respect.  

External Review into Anti-Black Racism within the College

The College recognizes that racism and discrimination exist in medicine and organizations associated with medicine. Early in 2021, the College engaged an independent, external task force led by Mr. Doug Ruck Q.C. to review the College’s operations through the lens of anti-Black racism. The task force was composed of African Nova Scotians selected by Mr. Ruck. The task force has now completed its review and issued its report: From the Inside: An External Review into Systemic Anti-Black Racism Within the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.