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University of British Columbia – Emergency Medicine – Vancouver
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Dr. Kevin Clark

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Mira Pandya

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University of British Columbia – Emergency Medicine – Vancouver

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Kiran Rikhraj
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The most unique aspect of the UBC RCPSC-EM Residency Program is the flexibility! No where else in Canada can you practice Emergency Medicine at 4 different sites under 1 program. Whether you match to the Vancouver, Fraser, Interior or Island program, you are still part of one big UBC family and have the ability to easily arrange rotations at any site. This gives you the ability to experience different practice styles, care for unique patient populations and carve out your own niche. Our faculty and leadership are extremely receptive and responsive to resident feedback. They are always trying to make things better for us and we all feel that our voices are heard. Finally, we have an incredible diversity of expertise within our faculty and there is so much support for resident interests. No matter what you want to do within Emergency Medicine one day, you will be able to find the mentorship, support and help you need here at UBC.
The people are what make the program! Our resident group is very tight knit and I have made life-long friends through the program. I feel that I can turn to any one of my co-residents for help and support. Similarly, our staff care alot and always make you feel welcome, no matter what site you are from. Being surrounded by such caring, brilliant individuals inspires me to be the best Emergency Physician I can be.
Very collegial and supportive. Again, no matter what site you end up in, you feel a part of one big UBC family and that sense of camaraderie is something that I didn’t feel any other residency group came close to.
I love baking anything and everything sweet and then burning off the calories in the gym! I also love hiking, paddleboarding and exploring the insanely delicious variety of food BC has to offer. Living in BC is conducive to almost any hobby – there is something here for everyone.
We have a staff Wellness lead for the program and a Wellness committee consisting of residents from all sites. Our program has really made efforts to improve on wellness initiatives this year and I can say that they have done an excellent job. We have the mega UBC-wide retreat every summer, where residents across all sites get together. We also have Bonding Days 3 times a year, where each site organizes fun activities for the day. Throughout the year, we also have several staff organized barbeques, Christmas parties, Secret Santa and other events that keep our spirits up. Finally, we also have a mentorship and coaching program that pairs residents with staff physicians who they can turn to for advice and help at any time.
I am most looking forward to meeting our new cohort of residents next year!
The most unique aspect of the UBC RCPSC-EM Residency Program is the flexibility! No where else in Canada can you practice Emergency Medicine at 4 different sites under 1 program. Whether you match to the Vancouver, Fraser, Interior or Island program, you are still part of one big UBC family and have the ability to easily arrange rotations at any site. This gives you the ability to experience different practice styles, care for unique patient populations and carve out your own niche. Our faculty and leadership are extremely receptive and responsive to resident feedback. They are always trying to make things better for us and we all feel that our voices are heard. Finally, we have an incredible diversity of expertise within our faculty and there is so much support for resident interests. No matter what you want to do within Emergency Medicine one day, you will be able to find the mentorship, support and help you need here at UBC.

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