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Leading the way in improving the health of communities

As a resident physician in our five-year postgraduate Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) Residency Program, you’ll build the skills required to understand the health needs of populations, and develop strategies for improving health and well-being through health promotion, disease prevention, and health protection.  This flagship post-graduate training program paves the way for the public health specialists and leaders of our future. Equipped with a broad base of knowledge and skills appropriate for diverse career paths, our graduates work as medical health officers, physician epidemiologists, researchers, and population-focused clinicians.

UBC PHPM Program Goals

Mission Statement

UBC’s PHPM residency program trains collaborative, innovative, inspired, reflective practitioners who can adapt to the diverse needs of populations and career opportunities. We do this by creating a positive learning and teaching environment that supports and develops unique capacities and ensures meaningful contribution.

Program Goals

  • Create a positive and supportive learning environment that celebrates the unique aptitudes, career interests, and personal goals of all incoming and current residents.
  • Encourage a culture of inquiry and growth that supports the development of knowledgeable, innovative, and culturally safe public health practitioners.
  • Enhance the capacity for excellence in public health practice by capitalizing on the diverse learning opportunities across BC.
  • Develop competencies in public health leadership that align with the current and future needs of persons, populations, and health systems.
  • Deliver a transparent, supportive, and well-organized program that builds resilience and ensures resident wellness.

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