Residency in Vancouver

Welcome to the UBC Internal Medicine Residency Program

The University of British Columbia is the oldest and largest in British Columbia. Established in 1915, it has an enrollment of more than 40,000 students.

The Residency Training Program in the Department of Medicine is situated at various sites throughout the city including Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital & UBC Hospital. The program also operates at a number of allied institutions. In addition the training program makes use of teaching opportunities in non-tertiary care settings around the province.

The Program offers a curriculum of education and research that stresses superb patient care as the key to excellent in academic medicine. Trainees proceed under the guidance and supervision of a faculty whose aims and outlook are progressive and innovative.

UBC Internal Medicine Residency Program Mission Statement

The primary mission of the UBC Internal Medicine Residency Program is to train residents to attain the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become excellent general internists who are committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards of medicine. Residents learn to provide compassionate, respectful, patient-centered and evidence-based care in a variety of academic and community settings. The primary instructional strategy is experiential learning, which occurs through the residents’ graduated patient care responsibilities in combination with a variety of CanMEDS non medical expert learning projects..

Graduates are prepared to enter the practice of general internal medicine or to pursue fellowship training, either in general internal medicine or the subspecialties of internal medicine.