To be eligible for the medical student bursary, you must:
- Be a member of DNS
- Be a member of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
- Be enrolled at Dalhousie Medical School or a Nova Scotia student studying medicine at Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec
- Be a volunteer on a committee or working group, or a volunteer for an organization, coalition or government program that falls within a health-related field
- Be a resident of Nova Scotia as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Agree to share financial information with DNS
Students attending Dalhousie Medical School must submit their application via Dalhousie University’s student loan portal here.
Nova Scotia residents studying medicine at Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec can complete the application here.
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.