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Prospective Residents

We’re excited to offer the newly redesigned, competency-based Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) Residency Program to better meet your learning needs, no matter your level of postgraduate training.

With more exposure to a broader range of training experiences at regional health authorities and provincial agencies both within and outside of Vancouver and B.C.’s Lower Mainland, you’ll be immersed in diverse and in-depth clinical and public health practice.

You’ll be learning from the best: drawn from B.C.’s leading health organizations, our faculty and clinical supervisors are experts in their fields and bring a wealth of authentic and proven experience from PHPM settings.

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Are you the ideal resident?

We’re looking for people who have what it takes to make a difference, and are excited to step up and serve. To succeed in the PHPM Residency Program, you’ll need to be:

  • Committed to public health and preventive medicine, with a passion to learn
  • Conscientious, reliable, dependable, and organized
  • Service-oriented, with a clear social conscience, ethics, and integrity
  • Understanding of and experienced with equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Guided by empathy and compassion
  • Stress-tolerant, resilient, and adaptable
  • A team player, with strong social, interpersonal, and communication skills

Residents are selected on the basis of their academic record, personal letter, letters of reference and interview. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of PHPM, describe how their clinical and non-clinical experiences to date have informed their decision to apply to PHPM, and be able to articulate how PHPM specialty training will contribute to potential future career paths.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

CaRMS match

Medical graduates can apply to the PHPM Residency Program via the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) R-1 Match system. Learn more about the CaRMS timelines here.

For a full description of application criteria, please visit the CaRMS program description and search by university and program. For more information, please contact the PHPM Residency Program Manager at spph.residency@ubc.ca.

Re-entry applicants

What are the requirements?

You must be a fully qualified generalist or specialist physician currently practicing in Canada under a full license with a provincial medical regulatory authority. A list of provincial medical regulatory authorities can be found here.

You must have completed at least two years of an accredited post-graduate residency training program recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada. A list of accredited postgraduate training programs can be found here.

You must also be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.

What is the application process?

Deadline for application: January 10, 2023

The job posting for the re-entry residency position can be found here.

Re-entry residency positions are offered on a competitive basis by application outside of the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) process. Interested applicants must submit their application package for review by our Selections Committee. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and offered an interview by the PHPM Residency Program Selections Committee. Interviews will take place in February 2023.

An introductory meeting with the program director prior to applying is strongly recommended. See contact details below.

Your application package: More details regarding the application requirements can be found in the job posting.

Who should I contact for more information?

Requirements for application to the CaRMS match are standardized across residency programs and available at the CaRMS website.

For more information, please contact the PHPM Residency Program Manager at spph.residency@ubc.ca or the program director at phpm.director@ubc.ca.

You’ll be in good company

Our current residents and alumni are excelling in PHPM.

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