Government of New Brunswick

Overview

The objective of this program is to provide bursaries to eligible Medical Residents in family medicine and designated specialities, who are in their last two years of residency training.

Bursaries are conditional to the reception of an employment offer from one of the Regional Health Authorities. Medical Residents, who have accepted a job offer, must sign a two year return-of-service agreement and agree to establish a full time practice within 6 months of receiving the bursary or completing their residency training.

Eligibility

Medical Residents who are in their last two years of residency and agree to sign a mandatory two year return-of-service to New Brunswick may be eligible to receive a bursary of $20,000.

  • Family physicians: must establish a full time community based practice and take patients from the Patient Connect NB registry (when applicable).
  • Specialists: must work full time in one of these specialties: Anesthesia; General Surgery/HBP surgery; General Internal Medicine; Neurology, Otolaryngology; Ophthalmology; Oncology / Hemato Oncology and Psychiatry
Note: Other specialties may be considered if the position has been vacant for more than 12 months. Eligible specialties are reviewed annually based on recruitment priorities.

Description

Medical Residents who are in their last two years of residency and agree to sign a mandatory two year return-of-service to New Brunswick may be eligible to receive a bursary.

Bursaries are conditional to the reception of an employment offer from one of the Regional Health Authorities and are subject to approval from the department of Health. The Regional Health Authorities will submit a request for approval on behalf of the Medical Resident and have them sign a return-of-service agreement if they meet the eligibility criteria and funds are available.

The bursary can be paid in 2 pro-rated amounts over the last 2 years of the residency or in a lump sum in the last year of residency.

Physicians can only receive one bursary during their career even if they elect to complete another residency training program.

Physicians who received a bursary during their residency will not be eligible to receive a location grant.

Physicians who have previously practised in New Brunswick must have moved out-of-province permanently for a minimum of one year before being considered for a bursary.

Physicians are not eligible to receive a bursary more than once during their career even if they have moved out of the province for one year or more or elect to complete another residency training program.

A maximum number of bursaries are offered annually based on availability of funds allocated for the program for each fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). Program guidelines are revised annually and may be modify as required without notice to meet current and anticipated physician resource needs.

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