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Prospective Residents

We are thrilled to introduce the newly redesigned, competency-based Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) Residency Program, tailored to 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 will be immersed in diverse and in-depth clinical and public health practice.

You will have the opportunity to learn from the best. Our clinical and faculty supervisors, drawn from BC’s leading health organizations, are experts in their respective fields, bringing a wealth of authentic and proven experience from PHPM settings.

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20 Reasons to join us at UBC PHPM!

Are you the ideal resident?

We are seeking individuals who have the qualities to make a meaningful impact and are eager to step up and serve. To succeed in the PHPM Residency Program, candidates must embody the following:

  • A strong commitment to public health and preventive medicine, with a passion to learn
  • Demonstrated conscientiousness, reliability, dependability, and exceptional organizational skills.
  • A service-oriented mindset, with a clear social conscience, ethical values, and unwavering integrity.
  • An understanding of and experience with equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Guided by empathy and compassion in both interpersonal interactions and decision-making.
  • Demonstrated stress tolerance, resilience, and adaptability.
  • A collaborative team player, showcasing strong social, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Residents are chosen through a comprehensive selection process, which considers their academic record, personal letters, letters of reference, and interview performance. Successful candidates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate a profound understanding of PHPM
  • Describe how their clinical and non-clinical experiences have shaped their decision to pursue PHPM
  • Clearly articulate how PHPM specialty training will contribute to their 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.