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The 4-year Pediatrics postgraduate program is distributed to three partner sites (Vancouver, Victoria and Fraser Valley) and affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the province.

The training program includes inpatient ward work and case conferences on general pediatric medical and sub-specialty services supervised by members of the faculty. The residents are given progressive responsibility for patient care on medical wards. Investigation and management of disease in ambulatory patients is provided under the direction of faculty members in the general pediatric medicine and medical specialties. There is significant exposure to community and social pediatrics through rotations in community settings including those outside of the Lower Mainland. There is also opportunity for experience in global health.

In the Department of Pediatrics there is ample subspecialty exposure. At present, the following programs have subspecialty training programs: Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Biochemical Genetics, Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Developmental Pediatrics, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Haematology / Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Palliative Medicine, Respirology, and Rheumatology. Rotations are offered in all the sub-specialty training programs. There are opportunities for research and affiliation with BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

The mission of the UBC pediatric residency training program is to provide quality postgraduate training experiences to prepare doctors to be highly competent, confident and compassionate pediatric specialists and sub-specialists, in order to meet the needs of patients and communities in British Columbia. Our goal is to equip residents to be ready for independent practice, capable of assuming a consultant’s role, in pediatric careers that include excellence in clinical care, medical education, clinical research, and child health advocacy, fulfilling all the objectives of specialty training in pediatrics of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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