Education

Undergraduate Education

The Department of Emergency Medicine strives to be “the premier program for medical student learning and development in Canada”.

Undergraduate Education is one of our department’s highest priorities. We believe that clinical learning in Emergency Medicine is of the highest value to the education of doctors, and that all undifferentiated physicians should be prepared to manage rudimentary emergencies upon graduation. Our distributed undergraduate program is taught throughout the province by a large faculty of enthusiastic teachers, with a dedicated leadership. We provide a variety of learning experiences to 288 new UBC medical students each year, in addition to dozens of students from other Canadian medical schools, and selected international medical schools.

We are fully engaged in UBC’s Curriculum Renewal to meet the mandate of the Collective Vision of the AFMC Future of Medical Education in Canada project. We continuously strive to ensure LCME Accreditation Standards are met.

CFPC (EM) Residency

This one year program is a continuation of the CFPC EM Residency Program and is designed to meet the needs of the physician who wishes to acquire extra skills in Emergency Medicine. Graduates of the Program are anticipated to act as leaders in Emergency Medicine with a major commitment to emergency care and teaching, regardless of where they practice. The program, though very clinically based, has a strong academic component.

RCPS (EM) Residency

In July 2013, the UBC residency program became a distributed residency program, with residents being based out of Victoria, Fraser and Kelowna, as well as the previously established Vancouver site. We anticipate having academic day videoconferenced, with on-site staff support. Candidates may apply to all sites separately, selecting whichever locations appeal to them. Current residents do rotations at the future distributed sites already, and we anticipate this will continue.

As we transition from a single program to a distributed model, rotations in the new sites will be possible for residents based in other sites.

Pediatric EM Fellowship

Based at BC Children’s Hospital, the fellowship is a two year training program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine for qualified applicants interested in learning in a fun, supportive, enriching environment.

EM Ultrasound Fellowship

The Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship is a one year curriculum designed to train emergency physicians to be leaders in emergency ultrasound in Canada. Fellows will develop expertise in sonography, teaching, research, and administration.


Education News


First Residents Graduate from Kelowna Residency Program Site
July 16, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Jared Baylis and Dr. Daniel Ting on their recent graduation from the UBC RCPS-EM Kelowna Program Site! This is the inaugural graduation for the remote residency training site which began accepting residents in 2014. Dr. Ting has started working clinically at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Baylis has started […] Read More >


Dr. Kevin Clark new RCPS Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
May 16, 2019We are pleased to announce and to congratulate Dr. Kevin Clark as the new RCPS Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director effective June 1, 2019. This is a new position only in that it is now separate from the distributed Associate Director positions in Vancouver, Fraser, the Interior and Vancouver Island. We are grateful to Brian […] Read More >


Congratulations to the winners of the Herb Parkin awards for 2019!
May 8, 2019The Herb Parkin Award is a yearly award given to a UBC Emergency Medicine Resident who has completed or at least made significant progress in a project that furthers an area of Emergency Medicine and also benefits the public. This year’s prize was awarded to Dr. Kevin O’Riordan, for his work with Hospital Preparedness for […] Read More >


Resident Jared Baylis Published in Annals of Emergency Medicine
January 24, 2019  RCPS-EM resident Dr. Jared Baylis is the lead author of a recent publication, Conquering Consultations: A Guide to Advances in the Science of Referral-Consultation Interactions for Residency Education. His article is available online ahead of the upcoming print issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The article explores the referral-consultation process for resident doctors. […] Read More >


CFPC 2018 Family Medicine Forum held in Toronto Simulation Olympiad
November 19, 2018  CONGRATULATIONS to the Family Practice Simulation Team The resident team and coaches put on a great show and won top prize in the CFPC 2018 Family Medicine Forum held in Toronto Simulation (SIM) Olympiad. They were the best of the best!!! The CCFP residents were the stars of the show. It takes a lot […] Read More >

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