CFPC-EM Residency

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The UBC CCFP-EM Program, based primarily out of St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver, is a continuation of the CCFP Residency curriculum. Drawing on the invaluable patient-centric approach inherent to family medicine, this program aims to train family physicians in skills focused on emergency medicine. Trainees in this one-year program are based in communities across British Columbia including Vancouver, Surrey, Nanaimo, Prince George and Kamloops.

All trainees have opportunities to learn from and contribute to the strong clinical, academic and teaching programs based at St. Paul’s Hospital.

All residents undertake clinical rotations at a variety of emergency departments to ensure high-quality exposure to emergency medicine in different settings. One highlight for many trainees is a dedicated rotation at the Whistler Health Care Centre. Outside of clinical rotations, the program offers a strong simulation program, cadaver lab, academic and research opportunities, mentorship and social events.

The CCFP-EM program aims to train physicians with strong clinical, academic, advocacy and leadership skills, focused within the field of 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.

Further information can be found at the UBC Enhanced Skills website:

Program Co-Directors:

Dr. Alaina Aguanno

Dr. Quentin Genuis