Postgraduate Education

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine contributes to the health of individuals and communities locally, nationally and internationally by fostering excellence, innovation and scholarship in education, research, and care.

Over the past two decades, the Faculty has helped transform the landscape of postgraduate medical education (PGME) in B.C. in both size and reach. Using a province-wide delivery model, nearly 1400 postgraduate learners are currently engaged in training across the province, creating clusters of learning and enhancing service capacity in the Lower Mainland, on the Island, the Interior and in the North — including rural and remote communities of B.C.


The UBC Department of Medicine is dedicated to the delivery of state-of-the-art patient care, basic and applied research, and the training of medicine’s future leaders. These goals are undertaken through an academically vibrant milieu against the backdrop of one of the world’s most geographically beautiful locations. Our programs offer superb and well-balanced training with ample flexibility to accommodate individual needs. Moreover, these programs undergo continual reappraisal and enhancement to ensure that they meet your needs as an adult learner. Our trainees will be exposed to a host of ambulatory and in-hospital patients – cared for in a diverse set of locations – from small community to large community, and tertiary care venues.

Postgraduate Education Contacts

Mark RobertsDr. Mark Roberts
Program Director, Postgraduate Medical Education
604-875-5787 local 61633





Dr. Martha Spencer
Associate Program Director, Resident Assessment




IMG_0295Dr. Jane McKay
Associate Program Director, PGY4s
Dr. McKay works with our PGY4 program



Peter W.Dr. Peter Weerasinghe
MD, FRCPC, Assistant Clinical Professor
Associate Program Director, Resident Wellness

Dr. Weerasinghe is a general internist with academic interests extending beyond wellness to involve curriculum planning and quality improvement.




Dr. Wendy Cook
Associate Program Director, Curriculum Development & Academic Half Day

Dr. Cook leads our Academic Half Day Committee, works on the Whistler Retreat, and Resident Research Day

Laura Moss
Program Manager

Natalie Cheng
Senior Program Assistant
604-875-4111 ext 68641

Niki Ward
Program Assistant
604.875.4111 Local 21351

Melissa Nightingale
Program Coordinator

Andrea Toker
Postgraduate Education
Program Coordinator GIM & Core R4
604-682-2344 Local 62657

Dr. Shane Arishenkoff
Vancouver General Hospital

Dr. Barry Kassen
St. Paul's Hospital

Dr. Gerald Da Roza
Royal Columbian Hospital 

Dr. Sharla Olsen
Prince George Regional Hospital

Dr. Alison Walzak
Royal Jubiliee & Victoria General

Dr. Jasmine Kerr
Kelowna General Hospital