Residency Training

Welcome to the UBC Core Internal Medicine Residency Program

The UBC Department of Medicine Core Internal Medicine Residency Program is the second largest Internal Medicine Programs in Canada with over 160 Core Trainees.

The UBC Department of Medicine Residency Training Program operates at various sites throughout the city including Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, UBC Hospital and also at multiple allied institutions and non-tertiary care settings around the province.

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.

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 in our program description as well as our IM R1 Match website.

Have more questions? We’ll be hosting live information sessions. Check out the dates on the AFMC Calendar.

Still can’t find the answers to your questions? Please email

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.

Current Residents

Please login to the newly expanded UBC Department of Medicine Entrada site to access forms, policies, and additional info related to the Internal Medicine residency program.

2020-21 UBC Internal Medicine Calendar

Important Dates 2020-2021

Tuesday, September 29 - Wednesday, September 30 - MCQ Written Exams

Wednesday, November 4 - PGY3 Match Day

Monday, November 16 - CMR Applications Open

Wednesday, December 2 - Friday, December 4 - Annual Winter Retreat

Friday, December 4 - CMR Application Deadline

Wednesday, December 16 - PGY 2 OSCE

Wednesday, December 23 - Sunday, December 27 - Christmas Coverage

Monday, December 28 - Friday, January 1 - New Year's Coverage

Thursday, March 11 - Friday, March 12 - Royal College Written Exam

Tuesday, April 20 - PGY1 Match Day

Wednesday, April 7 - PGY 1 OSCE TBD

Wednesday, June 2 - Resident Research Day

Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 14 - Royal College Oral Exams