Dr. Irfan Khanbhai

Program Director

Linda Chang

Program Administrator
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General Information

Every year, two residents with prior research experience and plans to become clinician scientists are accepted into the Research Track where they receive specific mentorship, protected research time, and funding to support their research career development. Research Track residents have additional time away from their clinical activities dedicated to research from 1 day per week in PGY2-PGY4 to up to 4 days per week in PGY5. Dr. Sophia Frangou, President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health and Professor of Psychiatry is the Associate Director of the Research Track. She provides mentorship and overall oversight of the clinical and research training of the Research Track residents. Research Track residents are expected to develop their research plans under the supervision of a Scientific Supervisor selected from the academic faculty of the Department. Residents work together with the Program Director and the Scientific Supervisors to identify their goals and needs using a dedicated Research Plan template (doc).

The range of research activities offered is very wide from epidemiology to clinical trials, psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, neuromodulation, genetics/genomics, and preclinical models of brain processes. Information about our research programs and lab can be found at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre of Brain Health, our Research Programs and Labs, and the Brain, Behaviour and Development Program at BC Children’s Hospital.

The Research Support Hub offers further information about research opportunities, research support, and conduct.

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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 - Research Track - 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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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.

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