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Medical Student Observership Permit

As an undergraduate medical student, you need a medical student observership permit to interact with patients and to see their private information. With this permit you can be an observer in a Nova Scotia medical practice.

What an observership permit is NOT 

  • It is NOT a licence to practise medicine.
  • It is NOT considered as training or work experience.
  • It is NOT part of your assessment for eligibility to practise medicine.

Step One: Apply for a permit

If you have questions about the requirements, ask us. Call 1-877-282-7767 or 902-422-5823 or email

Step 2: Review of your application

We will review the information you submitted to find out if you are qualified to move on in the application process.

We will notify you of your eligibility by email:

  • If you are not eligible, we will explain why.
  • If you are eligible, your Registration Coordinator will inform you of the next steps.

Step 3: Approval and Registration

After your application file is complete, the College will analyze your application and notify you whether or not you qualify for a registration permit in Nova Scotia.

  • If you do not qualify we will provide you a letter outlining the reasons.

If you do qualify, you will be provided with further instructions and details on your permit.