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Program Highlights

  • The Division has a strong tradition of teaching excellence. Faculty members have won Divisional, Departmental, and Provincial teaching awards. Education is emphasized over service.
  • Resident feedback is highly regarded. There is an annual resident retreat where residents have the opportunity to help structure the program.
  • The weekly academic half-day covers a structured curriculum that covers core Physiatry topics and concepts. Physical examination skills are covered during every academic half-day. Faculty actively participate in academic half-day, from supervising and providing talks to demonstrating “gold-standard” physical examination skills.
  • There is a weekly research half-day (in addition to academic half day) for all residents from PGY2 to PGY5. This greatly facilitates the ability to work on research projects in a longitudinal fashion.
  • Research is a priority within the Division. There is a Director of Research for the Division who meets three times per yearwith the residents as a group to provide guidance, and is readily accessible between major meetings for one-on-one guidance. A newly appointed Director for Resident Quality Improvement is guiding the development of a QI curriculum.
  • Resident interaction with staff is exceptionally collegial. Monthly journal clubs are held at the home of staff members, and there are regular non-academic social events including an annual resident-staff beach volleyball match and ski weekend in Whistler.
  • All domains of PM&R are well represented at UBC. There are 63 active members of the UBC Division of PM&R, as well as non-UBC physiatrists who welcome residents.
  • There are opportunities in the program to experience Physiatry throughout the lower mainland, including Vancouver and surrounding municipalities, Vancouver Island, smaller communities in BC and in the Yukon Territory. All residents attend week-long outreach clinics in Whitehorse during their training.
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General Information

UBC PM&R is a 5 year, Royal College accredited residency training program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. We provide a comprehensive training program to foster the development of skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for our residents to begin a rewarding career in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the completion of their training. At the core of the UBC PM&R program is a complete training experience to ensure that the defining attributes and expertise of a Physiatrist are fully evident in our graduates while tailoring the individual resident’s training across subspecialty areas of practice and academic pursuits according to their goals and interests. The UBC PM&R residency program is part of the Division of PM&R, which identifies the mission of “[creating] a consortium in which our expertise in clinical service delivery, teaching and research is shared with other rehabilitation stakeholders (including our academic partners, government, hospital and regional administrations, paying agencies, patients and the public) to improve the quality and effectiveness of rehabilitation services in British Columbia.”

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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 - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - 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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