Dr. Michaela Remington

Program Director

Pam Fei

Program Assistant
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Program Highlights

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UBC Pediatrics: Welcome!

The program
  • 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 three sites, with most residents based in Vancouver. There are two positions each year based in Victoria and the Fraser Health Region (homebase in Surrey), for those residents who want the experience of training in a smaller centre.
  • The Community Impact stream is an opportunity for one resident each year within the Vancouver site to focus on addressing health inequities for underserved populations with more time in a community setting.
  • We are excited to be launching a new research stream this year.  The research track will provide one candidate the opportunity to enhance their research interests, refine skills in research methodology, and to present and publish their work during the 4 years of pediatric residency – with an estimated six months dedicated to research within this training time. All clinical requirements aligned with Competence by Design must also be fulfilled.
  • BC Children’s Hospital has a wide referral base as the only pediatric hospital serving the patients of BC and the Yukon.
  • There are opportunities to further explore specific interests in a variety of areas including research, global health, simulation, social pediatrics, and leadership.


The people and province
  • The province of British Columbia is a beautiful place to work, live and play! Residents can explore the spectacular natural settings, as well as the culture and food scene of the urban centres.
  • Vancouver is one of North America’s most beautiful cities, hosting a natural harbor, mountains, forests, and beaches. The city has a mild maritime climate, yet it is in close proximity to snow-capped mountains and outdoor winter activities while the Pacific Ocean is most suited for sailing, sea- kayaking, swimming, diving and windsurfing. Vancouverites enjoy a vibrant, multicultural city with a plethora of international restaurants. Bicycling is a key year-round form of transport.
  • The pediatric community, including the residents, are collegial, kind, and committed to excellence in education and to the provision of compassionate, high quality care
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General Information

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The Teck Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital – Video Tour with Michael Bublé
Photo 1: R1s on an adventure!
Photo 2: Halloween
Photo 3: Retreat
Photo 4: Evening Socials


CaRMS 2024 – Candidate Information session – 21 November 2023

Note that there is no material available starting 42:28 during the breakout rooms.


Strengths of our program:

Our residents are very engaged in making the program stronger.

We are the second largest pediatric residency program in Canada, and are able to offer a diversity of training experiences based on a resident’s interests and career goals.

Academic activities, including academic half-days and Grand Rounds are video-conferenced to our distributed sites throughout the province. There are two protected resident retreats and a Careers Night annually, attended by residents from all sites. Residents also practice resuscitation scenarios in the high-fidelity simulator program, both on acute care rotations and in their longitudinal simulation curriculum in the academic half-day.


Support for research

The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI) located beside BC Children’s Hospital, is dedicated to world-class research spanning a wide range of children’s and women’s health concerns. It is the largest research institute of its kind in Western Canada. Most departmental members are active investigators.

All residents are expected to work on a research project and to present their work at least once, either at the annual research day or at a conference. First year residents take part in a 24-hour research curriculum during the boot camp and academic half-day. The resident Journal Club is scheduled bimonthly and introduces residents to key clinical research methodologies and critical appraisal of the literature.

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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.
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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Explore Location

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.

Resident Experience

Sarah Peters
4th year
Our program has opportunities to engage with community pediatrics in such a special way. I’ve had the chance to spend over 6 months outside of BC Children’s in other centers of all sizes, which has given me a broad perspective of the unique challenges and strengths that pediatricians face all over the province.

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