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Prince Edward Island: Where you can find balance between career and life


Prince Edward Island is located on the east coast of Canada with a population of approximately 146,000 residents. The Island is 224 kilometers long and is connected to the mainland by the Confederation Bridge, which is the world’s longest bridge (12.9 km.) over ice-covered waters. Picturesque Prince Edward Island offers a relaxing, safe, community oriented lifestyle for individuals and families who can appreciate beautiful scenery, wide open spaces, miles of uncrowded beaches and an endless variety of recreational activities. It is only a few hours away from larger centres such as Moncton, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

There are two major referral hospitals in the cities of Summerside and Charlottetown and four community hospitals on the Island located in O'Leary, Alberton, Montague, and Souris. The longest distance from a referral hospital is approximately 60 km. The community hospitals are staffed by general practitioners. Specialty physicians have admitting privileges at the two referral hospitals.To provide adequate health care in all communities in Prince Edward Island to promote, maintain and improve the health of its residents and to enhance the career, education opportunities and personal life of its physicians.

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For information about Prince Edward Island, visit Opportunities PEI 



* Medical Society of Prince Edward Island  

Contact Information


Department of Health and Wellness 
Recruitment and Retention Secretariat
16 Fitzroy Street, 3rd Floor Sullivan Bldg., PO Box 2000, 
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8

(902) 368-6302
(902) 620-3875
Sheila MacLean, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Past Chairperson of Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR)


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