Prospective Residents

If you are interested in applying to the UBC Department of Medicine Residency Program you will find all application information on the CaRMS website.  CaRMS applicants invited to interview for the Vancouver Residency Program can view an overview of the interview day here.

If you are not a Canadian citizen and would like to apply to the program you will find more information below.

Fourth year medical students interested in meeting with the Program Director should email Amy Meyer to set an appointment.  Dr. Roberts is typically available Tuesday at 1:00pm. When you email Amy specify the time and date you would like to meet.

Sponsored Applicants

Currently, UBC Department of Medicine attracts a large number of international trainees sponsored by foreign governments and agencies throughout the world. Foreign trainees obtain both core and subspecialty training and, after completion of all training requirements, are eligible to sit the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada certifying examinations.

All sponsored applicants should apply through the sponsoring agency of their country and interviews are granted to potential candidates. The Dean’s Office –Residency Training for UBC will act as a contact between the sponsoring agency and Department and will arrange for interviews with the Program Director. The Dean’s Office will be advised of the final decision regarding acceptance of the applicant and formal notification is made to the sponsoring agency on behalf of the University. Employment Authorizations for working in Canada are then processed through the Dean’s Office; they can be contacted at pgme.visatrainees@ubc.ca.

Tuition is negotiated between the University and the sponsoring agency/country. Payment of salaries and benefits are also the responsibility of the sponsor. Applications may be sent to:

Postgraduate Dean
Postgraduate Medical Education
UBC Faculty of Medicine
11th Floor, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875-4834
Fax: (604) 875-4847

Canadian Citizens/Landed Immigrants

Applicants who have completed their medical education in another country may be eligible to apply through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) in Ottawa.  Further information can be found on the CaRMS Website.

External residents wishing to do an Out of Province Elective within the province of British Columbia must arrange their own electives directly with the specialty program or preceptor.

Once the elective dates have been confirmed, external residents will need to work with the Postgraduate Dean's Office on licensing.

Please do not contact the Internal Medicine office with questions regarding Out of Province Electives as we do not have a role in this process.