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I am a Postgraduate Medical Trainee

You are a postgraduate medical trainee if you are a physician enrolled in a program recognized by either the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada AND you are working to fulfill the requirements for one of the following:

  • primary discipline certification;
  • certification of special competence; or
  • a program designated as accreditation without certification.

As a postgraduate trainee, you may hold a certificate of registration for postgraduate education (Postgraduate Training licence) or a certificate of registration authorizing independent practice (Postgraduate Practicing licence).

To obtain a postgraduate medical trainee licence in Nova Scotia, you must be registered with the Dalhousie University’s Postgraduate Medical Education Office or a PGME office in another Canadian jurisdiction.