Dr. Trevor Corneil

Program Director

Rishi Chatterjee

Program Manager
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Program Highlights

As a resident physician in our five-year postgraduate Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) Residency Program, you’ll build the skills required to understand the health needs of populations, and develop strategies for improving health and well-being through health promotion, disease prevention, and health protection.  This flagship post-graduate training program paves the way for the public health specialists and leaders of our future. Equipped with a broad base of knowledge and skills appropriate for diverse career paths, our graduates work as medical health officers, physician epidemiologists, researchers, and population-focused clinicians.

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General Information

Improve the health and well-being of people where they work, live, and play

Public health and preventive medicine (PHPM) is the medical specialty primarily concerned with people’s health and well-being, with a particular focus on disease and injury prevention and control through health protection and health promotion activities. Encompassing a broad range of acute and chronic health issues, including those that may be related to environmental exposures, PHPM focuses on the health needs of a population.

Monitoring and assessing these health needs, a PHPM specialist develops, implements, and evaluates strategies for improving health and reducing inequity, and is competent in:

  • Clinical medicine and the determinants of health
  • Epidemiology, biostatistics, and surveillance
  • Health promotion and prevention, and healthy communities
  • Environmental health, occupational health, health emergency management
  • Program and policy surveillance, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and communication


The PHPM Residency Program at a glance
  • A five-year specialty training program (for new entrants) or a three-year program (for re-entrants) that prepares residents for certification as specialists in PHPM in Canada
  • Based at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • Draws teaching faculty from public health physician specialists working across five regional health authorities, two provincial health authorities, and several provincial agencies
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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 - Public Health and Preventive Medicine including Family Medicine - 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 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

Rohit Vijh
– Tight knit group of residents that are supportive and really forming a family – Revitalization of the curriculum with a lot of resident input – Longitudinal PH experiences across 5 years – One year MPH program for PHPM residents with integrated opportunities to apply skills in regional and provincial public health organizations in BC – Supportive faculty, program director and administration

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