Government of New Brunswick

New Brunswick is home to two medical training programs, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick based in Saint John and the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick based in Moncton, providing students with the opportunity to study medicine in their home province.

The provincial government also sponsors medical school seats at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Université Laval, and Université de Montréal.


New Brunswick is also home to 4 family medicine residency sites, 1 integrated family medicine-emergency  medicine residency program as well as an internal medicine residency training site.  In addition, the province also sponsors residency seats available through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) with partner institutions such as l’Université de Sherbrooke, Dalhousie University, Memorial University, l’Université Laval and l’Université de Montréal.

Postgraduate Training in the United States

Medical students who wish to pursue postgraduate medical training in the United States must obtain a statement of need.  Statements of Need are issued by Health Canada to medical graduates to assist them to obtain a J-1 Visa to enter the US to pursue postgraduate medical training in the US. Applicants are expected to pursue medical training which is recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and Canadian medical regulatory authorities, and which will lead to specialty certification and medical licensure in a province or territory.

Research also plays an important role in the training of physicians in the province through the various opportunities offered by the medical schools, the regional health authorities and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, who co-ordinate, support and promote health research in New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick health care system offers a wide variety of health services and many opportunities to develop your career and pursue your passion for healthcare. We encourage you to explore the job opportunities currently available in medicine in New Brunswick.

The Provincial Registry for Medical Students and Residents is an important tool that helps the Department of Health and Regional Health Authorities keep track of Medical students and residents currently enrolled in a medical program.

Medical students and residents are encouraged to register for recruitment purposes, and to stay informed of upcoming recruitment events and activities. Your registration helps us identify where and in which medicine programs New Brunswick you are studying, the dates you will graduate and become available for employment, as well as your contact information and areas of special interest. 

Loans, grants and bursaries are available to help access and pay for your post-secondary education. Medical students and residents seeking financial assistance can find a variety of programs through the Province of New Brunswick Students Financial Services as well as programs offered by other organizations, such as the New Brunswick Medical Education Foundation.