Nova Scotia’s lush heartland celebrates charming towns and friendly folk. 


Annapolis Valley


The Annapolis Valley is Nova Scotia’s wine country, and it lives up to its reputation of beauty, artistry, and peacefulness. This fertile landscape hugs the stunning Bay of Fundy, and is dotted with charming and welcoming towns. Prominent communities include Wolfville, Kentville, New Minas, Berwick, Middleton, and Annapolis Royal. In each, you’ll discover friendly people, delightful architecture, and a strong connection to the land. Here, outdoor adventures are always a stone’s throw away.

  • Year-round activities include hiking, golfing, canoeing, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing 

  • Enjoy the bounty in one of the region’s many farm markets 

  • A variety of wonderful and historic festivals 

  • The heartland of Nova Scotia’s wine industry and home to many award winning wineries garnering international acclaim

  • Experience the world’s highest tides along the Bay of Fundy

  • Upper Clements Park is a 30-hectare family theme park near Annapolis Royal

  • Home to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site



Population of nearly 81,000


Heartland of Nova Scotia’s wine industry


Annapolis Valley facilities


The Annapolis Valley site is located throughout the valley in various communities with the regional centre, Valley Regional Hospital, located in Kentville. Each year, five residents will be matched to the Annapolis Valley site with four Canadian medical graduates and one international medical graduate. These residents will be placed in communities such as Annapolis Royal, Middleton, Berwick, Kentville, and Wolfville.

  • One of the first true collaborative practices in Nova Scotia, in Annapolis Royal 

  • A true rural family medicine experience 

  • Residents are exposed to unique collaborative practices as well as solo practitioners. 


Salary and benefits


During your residency in the Annapolis Valley, as with all our residency sites, your salary will be very competitive.


$64,852 – $70,103

2019 PGY1 - PGY2 salary amounts

The Curriculum


The Annapolis Valley site is one of the first in Canada to utilize the newly approved Triple C Competency-Based Curriculum. Approved by The College of Family Physicians, this unique curriculum focuses on continuity of care (rather than quantity of time spent in training); continuity of education/training; and continuity of evaluation, all done predominantly by family doctors. In essence, family doctors will be training the next generation of physicians instead of the traditional specialist block-training of the past.


Clinical experiences

  • Family medicine

  • Internal medicine

  • Emergency medicine


To cross reference and compare the sites in our program, find more information by clicking below.

  • Obstetrics / gynecology

  • Orthopedic

  • General surgery

  • Pediatrics

  • Psychiartry/ Mental health

  • Electives


Meet one of our passionate Valley residents

The Annapolis Valley is a fabulous place to live and work. Beautiful scenery, great food and wineries, welcoming people, and the highest tides in the world! The valley has all the benefits of being in a rural community, but still easily accessible to Halifax and the airport.

The program is a great fit for me; the longitudinal structure means I get to spend more time in my family practice clinic, doing what I actually plan on doing in my future career – following a diverse group of patients in a general practice setting. The program is flexible and can be modified to suit your particular interests. For example, my preceptor is helping coordinate experiences for me in palliative care both in my clinic and the community; this, again, allows me to spend more time following the same cohort of patients.

I couldn’t be happier to be doing my residency in the valley – and I’m looking forward to starting my career here, too. 

- Hillary Lavelle


Sound like a good fit?

If you want to learn more about a residency in the Annapolis Valley, get in touch. Our Valley staff would be happy to answer all of your questions.


Monica Cumby
Site administrator 
(902) 679 - 2657 #3300 

Dr. Roop Conyers
Site director 
(902) 679 - 2657 #3300 


Dr. Caroline Evans, associate chief resident