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 ros.wisenthal@ubc.ca

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.

2021-2022 UBC Internal Medicine Calendar

Important Dates 2022-2023

Wednesday August 24 & Wednesday August 31 - ACP Exam

Wednesday, September 7 - Resident Welcome BBQ

Wednesday, November 2 - PGY3 Match Day

TBD - CMR Applications Open

TBD- Annual Winter Retreat

TBD - CMR Application Deadline

TBD - PGY 2 OSCE

Friday, December 23 - Tuesday, December 27 - Christmas Coverage

Wednesday, December 28 - Sunday, January 1, 2023 - New Year's Coverage

Monday, February 27 - Tuesday, February 28 - Royal College Written Exam

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - PGY1 Match Day

TBD - PGY 1 OSCE TBD

TBD - Resident Research Day


Visiting Residents

GIM Residents (PGY-4 and 5) looking for GIM Rotations in BC should visit: GIM Electives | Division of General Internal Medicine (ubc.ca)

This page is for residents in Core Internal Medicine Residency Training Programs (PGY 1-3) at the time of their elective

Please complete the online Internal Medicine Resident Visiting Elective Request Form*

*This form will be received by Melissa Nightingale, Program Coordinator, UBC Internal Medicine Program

  • Community Electives: Contact details of supervisors will be provided. Visiting Residents will be responsible for setting up the rotation directly with the supervisor.
  • CTU/POCUS/Peri-op/Other Electives: Melissa Nightingale, Program Coordinator, UBC Internal Medicine Program will help you organize this rotation based on your submission

Submission Process:

  1. Complete the Internal Medicine Resident Visiting Elective Form
  2. Obtain a letter approving your elective request from your community site supervisor or Melissa Nightingale
  3. Complete the UBC Application for Postgraduate Resident Elective
    • Applications must be submitted in MS Word or PDF format only
    • Applications must be submitted to the Postgraduate Medical Education Dean's Office by email
    • Subject heading of the email should contain the name of the applicant and all required supporting documentation should be attached

After Submission:

  1. The Postgraduate Dean's Office will contact you to confirm the elective and advise you how to register with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC in order to become licensed. For further information, please visit the CPSBC Resident Elective
  2. For CTU Rotations: One month before the start of your elective, contact the Chief Medical Resident at the site you will be working to confirm your schedule, where to report, etc.

  1. Community Rotations: Your community supervisor will be responsible for setting up hospital/computer access for you
  2. St. Paul's Hospital: For an SPH elective, Cerner access is set up automatically by the PGME Office. The Cerner office will contact you directly regarding training.
  3. Vancouver General Hospital: For a VGH elective, access is organized online.
    • A letter of support is also required: please contact Melissa Nightingale once you have completed the necessary training and she will arrange the letter of support from the VGH CTU Director. It is best to apply for this after you have your CPSBC ID#
    • For transcription services at VGH, you will require a CPSID from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. As soon as you are given a CPSID, contact transcription services at transcriptionalerts2@vch.ca or call 604-806-9696