From gorgeous red sand beaches to urban delights, PEI has it all—in a small package.


Prince Edward Island


Canada’s home of confederation would make a wonderful a home for any aspiring doctor. This tiny province offers as distinct a landscape and culture as you’d expect of an island. Connected to mainland New Brunswick by the Confederation bridge, and to Nova Scotia by ferry, PEI features gorgeous beaches, fertile farmland, and charming urban communities. With affordable homes, many oceanfront, and a vibrant culture, you’ll fall in love with this little bit of Canadian paradise.

  • Low cost of living 

  • A variety of diverse housing opportunities 

  • Rich in culture and history, dining, and entertainment 

  • Diversified economy with growth in bio-medical research 

  • Bike trails, water sports, beaches, and Canadian National Parks 



Population of just over 153,000


Two key sites, located in Summerside and Charlottetown


PEI facilities


PEI’s family medicine residency program focuses on patient-centred care with an inclusive community experience. At two key sites, located in Summerside and Charlottetown, residents discover a strong emphasis on evidence-based medical practices and integrated treatments for serving rural, immigrant, under-served, and geriatric populations within our communities.

Charlottetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a full-service referral hospital (except cardiac surgery and neurosurgery) 

  • 243 beds and about 900 deliveries annually. 

Prince County Hospital is located in Summerside

  • 108 beds and approximately 460 deliveries annually.


Salary and benefits


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


$64,852 – $70,103 

2019 PGY1 - PGY2 salary amounts

The Curriculum


Our core curriculum is enhanced with programs that have been developed based on needs identified by our residents and faculty. The academic curriculum consists of:

  • Practice-based small group learning sessions (case-based common family medicine problems) 

  • Evidence-based medicine curriculum 

  • Core faculty-presented seminars 

  • Resident-presented seminars

  • Journal club 

  • Grand rounds 

  • Practice management curriculum 

  • Exam preparation

  • Code simulation exercises 


Clinical experiences



  • Core family medicine

  • Internal medicine

  • General surgery

  • Orthopedic surgery

  • Pediatrics

  • Obstetrics / gynecology

  • Emergency medicine

  • Selective

  • Rural family medicine


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


  • Core family medicine

  • Community family medicine

  • Psychiatry

  • Geriatrics

  • CCU / ICU

  • Palliative Care / oncology

  • Electives


Meet one of our passionate PEI residents

The PEI program has the benefits of what an urban and rural site would offer. Charlottetown itself is a nice size with lots going on in the community, which you really feel apart of living here. In the hospital there is lots of hands on learning. The teaching you get is excellent. There is also a lot of one on one teaching from highly skilled and knowledgeable physicians. Again, I have to highlight the community factor. I love feeling part of a team and I feel so at home here. I highly recommend the program and place!

Christine Campbell


Sound like a good fit?

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


Verna McInnis
Interim site administrator
(902) 894 - 2536

Dr. Shannon Curtis
Site director
(902) 894 - 2536


Dr.Rachel Dharamshi, associate chief resident