First-year medical student reception

Students trying on stethoscopes

First-year medical student reception

Each September, Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) hosts a reception to welcome all first-year Dalhousie Medical School students to the association.


Nova Scotia medical students studying medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec attend the event online.

The reception is a great networking opportunity, providing medical students the chance to meet and mingle with DNS staff, the DNS Board of Directors and engaged DNS members who represent student interests across the medical community.

The event also encourages medical students to become involved with their professional association and to learn more about its benefits and initiatives, such as the Professional Support Program.

To celebrate the start of their medical careers, students at the reception receive a Littman stethoscope branded with the DNS logo and other medical equipment that will prove useful during their studies.