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Program Highlights

Status in Canada

The Orthopaedic Residency Program at the University of British Columbia is one of the leading orthopaedic training programs in Canada. Drawing upon our commitment to education, multidisciplinary approach, and collaborative culture, our program offers residents an unmatched variety of exposure to develop their clinical skills.


Departmental Status

The training program is the only orthopaedic program in Canada with departmental status. This has permitted the development of divisions within the department which has greatly facilitated the organization of rotations, research and education, and has allowed the development of a comprehensive and highly integrated residency experience.


International Reputation:

UBC Orthopaedics has an international reputation for research and scholarship. Our residency program gives trainees access to acclaimed faculty and outstanding facilities. Learn from our internationally renowned faculty, and join a community of orthopaedic scholars at one of the world’s top-ranked universities.

Areas of major clinical and research interest and expertise have been developed at each of the hospitals within the training program throughout the province. Each orthopaedic surgery subspecialty is taught during a clinical rotation at a hospital site specific to that subspecialty.

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General Information

The People

Our resident group is welcoming, social, and engaged in their own learning. No matter your interests, we are a diverse and supportive group that is dedicated to personal and professional growth.


The Location

BC is a beautiful province. The Orthopaedics Residency Program is based in Vancouver. Vancouver, being close to both mountains and ocean, is known for its stunning scenic backdrops and vast opportunities to explore the landscape year-round. You will be amazed at the opportunities for adventure on your weekends/weekdays off.


The program sites

All rotations (with the exception of our community orthopaedics experience) are provided at hospitals in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and New Westminster. This provides our residents with the opportunity to experience the benefits of all our local site locations. Our program’s community orthopaedics experience is provided at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia located in Prince George, the largest city in northern British Columbia.


The Orthopaedic Residency program at UBC is one of the best in the country. I believe that what sets UBC apart is the quality of mentorship in the program. Faculty in each division go out of their way to mentor learners both clinically and academically, and as a result graduates are frequently selected to Fellowships of their choice, with the vast majority finding employment afterwards.
–David Stockton, current UBC Orthopaedics Resident


The University of British Columbia Orthopaedics program was a first choice for me as an incoming candidate. Apart from its exceptional training opportunities and staff, it’s a program that respects its residents, treats them as colleagues and always puts teaching first. Everyone in my resident group was welcoming and warm, creating an ideal environment for learning. As a resident in this program I am confident that I will be prepared for a fulfilling career in orthopaedics.
–Taylor Crown, current UBC Orthopaedics Resident

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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 - Orthopedic 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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