Welcome to the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. You are about to embark on a career in Internal Medicine – a specialty invented by Canadians and one in which we excel. The Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia is the largest Department in the Faculty of Medicine and has approximately 450 full-time and part-time faculty members and 400 staff. Our Residency Program is one of the largest Internal Medicine Programs in Canada with over 160 Core Trainees. The teaching hospitals involved in our program include: the Vancouver General Hospital , St. Paul’s Hospital, BC Cancer Agency, Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, Prince George Regional Hospital, Kelowna General Hospital, and multiple community venues. The Internal Medicine Program at UBC is second largest Internal Medicine program in Canada.
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. You 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. I look forward to welcoming you into one of North America’s finest residency programs and to interacting with each of you on a formal and informal basis.