Dr. Ahmer Karimuddin & Dr. Tracy Scott

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Luiza Shamkulova

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

The five-year General Surgery Residency Program at UBC is designed to produce surgeons with broadly based academic and clinical expertise. The caliber and spirit of our residents and faculty, diversity of academic and community rotations, and exceptional simulation and research opportunities are some of the strengths of the program. Every aspect of the program is run with resident input and leadership, and we are proud of the contributions that our diverse, motivated, collegial (and fun!) residents have made.

  • Our program recognizes that all of its incoming residents bring outstanding experiences, skills and unique perspectives to their training.
  • Our goal is to ensure that these unique experiences and perspectives remain at the core of surgical training and form the basis of successful surgical careers.
  • Our residents have access to busy and high acuity surgical services at hospitals across the province of British Columbia. They rotate on specialty services such as trauma, hepatobiliary, transplant, surgical oncology and colorectal surgery as well as on busy surgical services at community hospitals across the length and breadth of the province with a diverse and complex case mix.
  • Established curricula strive to maximize the potential of our surgical residents.

Our program strives to maximize resident involvement and optimize leadership potential at all levels including Town Hall meetings, Annual Resident Retreat and Resident Research Day and involvement in various committees such as Residency Program Committee, Competence by Design Committee, Selection Committee and Social Committee.

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General Information

For more information about the program, please visit our website.

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for University of British Columbia - General Surgery - Vancouver.
British Columbia
Gross Annual PGY-1 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-2 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-3 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-4 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-5 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-6 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-7 Salary
Educational Leave
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 onsite/1 in 3 offsite
Maternity Leave
17 weeks, plus up to 78 weeks Parental Leave
Provincial Health Insurance
100% Premiums Paid
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
Extended Health Insurance
100% Premiums Paid
CMPA Dues Paid
Yes, mandatory
Dental Plan
100% Premiums Paid
Statutory Holidays
2x pay plus extra day with pay
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes 100% Premiums Paid
Sick Leave
Life Insurance
100% Premiums Paid
Updated July 25, 2023

Terms of Agreement April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022
Resident Doctors of BC website

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Vancouver cityscape
Vancouver (/vænˈkuːvər/ (listen) van-KOO-vər) is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2021 Canadian census recorded 662,248 people in the city, up from 631,486 in 2016. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2.6 million in 2021, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada.

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