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Program Highlights

The UBC pediatric residency program uses the whole province of British Columbia to provide training, and emphasizes the excellent learning experiences in distributed community pediatric rotations. That is balanced with early subspecialty exposure and learning opportunities in all 17 pediatric subspecialties.

Our program has two sites. Most of the residents are based in Vancouver. There are also two positions each year based in Victoria for residents who want the experience of training in a smaller centre.

A smaller resident group at the Victoria site will mean strong connection to place, to faculty, and to interprofessional staff, and there is significant drive and energy to make this site of the program work. Our staff are very excited to have trainees at this site and we look forward to July 1st! The energy and enthusiasm we have for this will benefit you.

The Victoria site has a strong theme of valuing generalism, and producing trainees that are able to manage a wide range of subspecialized and general issues in the community setting.

Victoria-based residents will do rotations in the Victoria General Hospital Pediatric ICU, ER, NICU and CTU. A range of subspecialty and general pediatric experiences will occur both in a block and longitudinal format in Victoria. With our high volume of neonatology, a significant amount of neonatal experience will be gained in Victoria and as well some augmented experience may take place at one of several hospitals in the Lower Mainland, including BC Women’s Hospital. Some subspecialty electives may be sought at BC Children’s Hospital.

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General Information

Victoria is a lovely city, known across Canada for its mild climate and picturesque scenery. There are many outdoor activities available and vibrant city culture. Traffic is benign and inhabitants enjoy a high quality of life with many features of uptown and small town living. There is fascinating history in Victoria, with several museums and galleries, as well as an international airport and close proximity to Vancouver and Seattle.

Victoria General Hospital is an acute care hospital where the pediatric ward has 23 pediatric beds, a 5 bed Pediatric Intensive Care, a 22-bed neonatal intensive care unit, and a labour and delivery unit where there are 3200 deliveries per year. Outpatient specialized pediatric clinics exist here, in the areas of diabetes, oncology, asthma, cystic fibrosis, genetics, neurology, rheumatology, neonatal follow-up and cardiology.


Why choose Victoria?
  • Pleasant, temperate climate
  • Year-round outdoor activities (skiing, sailing, golfing, and more)
  • Bike to work most of the year
  • Spectacular scenery and beaches
  • Fine restaurants
  • Vibrant music and cultural scene
  • International Airport


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UBC Pediatrics: Our Program
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CaRMS 2023 – Candidate Information session – 01 November 2022

Note that there is no material available between 29:45-53:15 during the breakout rooms.

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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 - Pediatrics - Vancouver Island.
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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Aerial view of Victoria from the harbour
Vancouver Island
Discover an ocean-carved land of extremes ranging from mild to wild, cultured to life-affirmingly raw. Backpack in majestic wilderness parks. Marvel at orcas, black bears and the sheer abundance of furred, feathered and finned wildlife. Gaze at distant snowcapped mountains while splashing barefoot along softly curving beaches. Relax, restore and recharge yourself in the region’s cosmopolitan centres, small towns and snug harbours. That’s Vancouver Island.

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