Current Residents


Residents can find general policies in the Resident Policies and Procedures Manual prepared by the Postgraduate Medical Education Deans Office.

PHPM program specific policies are collated in the Resident Orientation Manual, which can be found on the resident wiki (accessible only to current residents).

Additional guidelines have been developed through the Internal Residency Committee and can also be located on the resident wiki.

Research & Scholarship

While research is not a required component in the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, there are numerous opportunities to become involved in academic activities, whether through rotations, networking or during the academic year.

Most residents pursue research projects and have opportunities to present at conferences or publish by the time they finish the program.

For a list of resident publications, please visit the Residency program’s Intranet.

Resident Research Day

Resident Research Day occurs annually in November.

All residents in the program, including those undertaking Family Medicine or Basic Clinical Training, are required to attend. All residents who were in the program in the previous year are expected to present. Only residents in the second year of their Family Medicine training (usually PGY-3) or residents returning from leave are not required to present.

Presentations are 15-20 minutes in length and can based on a formal research project the resident has been involved in or another topic from a rotation. An award is given for the best presentation. The residents may also present a teaching award to one of the Faculty who teaches or supervises residents (chosen by the current residents only).


Residents are expected to participate in both internal and external committees. All residents sit on the internal residency committee, while IRC designates residents to sit on each of the other committees.

Internal Committees

Internal Residency Committee – The committee deals with day-to-day program issues and is a forum for discussion, planning, raising issues, etc. Items for the agenda should be forwarded to the Chief Resident in advance of the meeting.

External Residency Committee – The committee deals with high level program issues, including resident progress and program structure. Members include the program director, representatives of each rotation site, other clinical faculty, the Chief Resident, and elected resident representative.

External Committees

Resident Doctors of BC – One resident is designated as representative to Resident Doctors of BC.

Public Health Physicians of Canada Resident Council – At least one resident sits on the Resident Council.