Medical student bursary program

Medical Students

Medical student bursary program

Medical students attending Dalhousie Medical School and francophone Nova Scotian students studying medicine at Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec or Université de Moncton in New Brunswick may apply for a Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) bursary. Medical students may apply for the $5,000 bursary each year of medical school.

Bursary eligibility

To be eligible for the medical student bursary, you must:

2023–24 applications

Applications are now closed.

Health inequities are preventable disparities in the health outcomes and access to resources between populations. They are the result of systemic racism, colonialization, discrimination and oppression and result in inequity in social and economic conditions. Doctors Nova Scotia recognizes the role of health inequities in the health of Nova Scotians and prioritizes applicants who self-identify as LGBTQ2SIA+ or as a Person of African descent, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis), or Person of Colour. Do you self-identify as belonging to a historically underrepresented and/or marginalized group, such as Indigenous peoples, African Nova Scotians, people of colour, newcomers to Canada, LGBTQSIA+ people, or people with disabilities? If you are comfortable sharing the aspects of your identity that are relevant to your educational goals, you are invited to do so.

2022–23 bursary winners

Six Dalhousie Medical School students each received $5,000 for the 2022-23 Medical Student Bursary Program. The recipients were Candis Lepage, Tyler Upshaw, Rachel Wisted, Christi Joyce, Ernest Chan and Moamen Bydoun. Doctors Nova Scotia selected the winners based on their need, community involvement and dedication to the medical field.


Melissa Murray
Communications coordinator