Dr. Faiza Hameer (Associate Program Director, Fraser)

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Program Highlights

Our program has a record of excellence in resident education, with many psychiatrists who have won awards for teaching and education. Our clinical rotations are among the most highly rated by residents on a regular basis.

We offer highly individualized learning plans with extensive direct supervision and support from psychiatrists who value their role as mentors. Our academic program (i.e. Interviewing Course, Grand Rounds, Clinical Case Conference Rounds, STACER course, etc) is very well developed and has been noted as a highlight by many residents who have trained with us. The Fraser Health Authority serves the largest (1.6 million) and fastest-growing population of all provincial health authorities. Multiple hospitals including both main teaching hospitals have undergone recent redevelopment or are in the planning stages for redevelopment in response to this growing populations.

Fraser Health has the highest concentration of children and young families in our province. Our hospitals and Psychiatry programs are growing to meet increasing needs, and we have hired over 50 skilled psychiatrists over the past two years to help meet the mental health needs of the citizens we serve. We offer an outstanding environment for clinical education and training with diverse populations which allow broad exposure to all areas of Psychiatry, and dedicated clinical faculty who are deeply committed to education and teaching.

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General Information

The UBC Fraser Health Greater Vancouver Psychiatry Residency Program (UBC-FHGV) is located in Greater Vancouver (the City of Vancouver and its Suburbs), a city and region which The Economist recently declared the “World’s Most Liveable”. Our program is based out of two main Regional Teaching Hospitals (Royal Columbian and Surrey Memorial Hospitals) and a number of other hospitals located throughout Greater Vancouver. Our teaching hospitals are easily accessible from anywhere in Greater Vancouver. The Royal Columbian Hospital is in New Westminster, 15 minutes from the City of Vancouver, and is located directly on the Skytrain Rapid Transit Line. Surrey Memorial Hospital is located in Surrey, 25 minutes from the City of Vancouver, and is also accessible by Skytrain. Our residents live throughout Greater Vancouver, including Downtown Vancouver, Richmond, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby and others.

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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 - Psychiatry - Fraser Greater Vancouver.
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Gross Annual PGY-1 Salary
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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

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