Become a Member

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Become a Member

The oldest medical association in Canada, Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) serves practising and retired physicians, residents, fellows and medical students.

Why join?

The province’s Doctors Nova Scotia Medical Act states that all physicians licensed to practise medicine in Nova Scotia must be members of DNS. Membership offers Nova Scotia physicians extended health and dental coverage, a professional support program and a parental leave program, among many other benefits. Read the comprehensive Member Benefits Guide, which summarizes all of the benefits and services available to Doctors Nova Scotia members.

As members of DNS, physicians are also part of a united voice that advocates for a properly supported health-care system, quality health-care delivery and a healthier Nova Scotia. 

Membership criteria

To become a DNS member, you must be one of the following:



Deborah Wentzell
Member benefits coordinator

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