Our global health electives are a distinguishing feature for residents (ex. South Africa), but there is ample opportunity for residents to gain rural pediatric experience in smaller communities all over BC (ex. Prince George, Terrace, Haida Gwaii), due to elective opportunities and intermittent outreach trips with visiting paediatricians. These rural opportunities have been my favourite part of the program!
We also have a robust simulation training program, run by residents and several emergency physicians. Simulation sessions are held during academic half days, weekly during CTU blocks, and are often spontaneously organized by our ICU staff and fellows (especially if there are quieter days on the ward!).
Finally, I would emphasize our resident body as the biggest highlight of our program – they have created a supportive and collegial atmosphere right from day one of my residency.