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.

CaRMS applicants invited to interview for the Vancouver Residency Program can view an overview of the interview day here.

Have more questions?  Visit our CaRMS FAQ page

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.

2019 Royal College Exam Dates:

Oral Exam: June 18-21, 2019

Important Dates 2019-2020

June 28, 2019 Incoming PGY1 Orientation
July 16, 2019 Welcome BBQ

August 28, 2019

September 11, 2019

ACP Exam (mandatory for PGY1's and PGY3's)
December 4-6, 2019 Whistler Retreat
December 11, 2019 PGY2 OSCE
December 2019 Holiday Coverage

Monday, December 23- Friday, December 27 – Christmas

Saturday, December 28 – Wednesday, January 1 – New Years

December 28 would be handover day, and everyone back at work on Thursday, January 2

March 2-6, 2020 Accreditation Visit
Week of March 23, 2020 Royal College Written Exam
April 8, 2020 PGY1 OSCE
May 13, 2020 Research Day
May 27, 2020 PGY3 OSCE
Week of June 15, 2020 Royal College Oral Exam