Postgraduate Medical Education Resident Training Committee

Terms of Reference

Mandate: The Core Internal Medicine Residency Training Program meets monthly to review and plan the educational activities within the Department of Medicine Core Training Program as well as activities and issues as they may relate to 19 Clinical Teaching Units and 65 subspecialty training sites throughout British Columbia . The committee reports to the Postgraduate Medical Education office within the Faculty of Medicine and to the UBC Department Head.

Standing Committees:
To facilitate a large program three standing committees have been established:

  1. Promotions Committee
  2. Probations Committee
  3. Resident Selection Committee
  4. Subspecialty Program Directors’ Committee
  5. Academic Half Day Committee


  • Program Director/Chair
  • Associate Program Directors
  • Subspecialty Program Committee Chair
  • Subspecialty Program Committee Representative
  • CTU Site Directors
  • Distributed Site Directors – Prince George, Victoria, Kelowna
  • Chief Medical Residents x 6
  • Resident Representatives x 2 for each core year
  • Head, UBC Department of Medicine
  • Head, St. Paul’s Hospital Department of Medicine
  • Head, Royal Columbian Hospital Department of Medicine
  • Program Administrator, Postgraduate Medical Education


  • To ensure the program meets the goals and specific standards of accreditation of the Royal College    of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • To provide an opportunity for resident participation in administrative issues as well as providing a forum to present and discuss resident issues as they relate to each year
  • Acting as a review committee when dealing with resident issues of a sensitive nature
  • To develop, implement and evaluate education and administrative policies relevant to the Core Internal Medicine Training Program
  • Interviewing and selection of Chief Medical Residents
  • Review, evaluation and recommend modification to the structure of the core training program including 1) resident selection process; 2) mandatory program requirements; 3) Academic Half Day; as well as other educational activities
  • Review and revise educational objectives and evaluations in compliance with the  CanMEDS roles as developed by the RCPSC