Dr. Kateryna Vostretsova

Program Director

Nikki Nielsen

Program Coordinator
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Program Highlights

This is one of two training programs at UBC for Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Both our program and the Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy Program at UBC were accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada at the end of 2009.

Our program was created to address the need for training in Adult Clinical Immunology and Allergy in western part of the country. Our main goal is to attract candidates to practice evidence based Adult Clinical Immunology and Allergy, preparing them for a career in either academic or community based practice. Both hospital clinics and community offices will provide ample training for a variety of allergic conditions in adult, including asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, eosinophillic esophagitis, urticaria, drug allergy, and venom allergy. Local training in Adult Primary Immunodeficiency will be another strength of the program. Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy will be done at BC Children’s Hospital. Candidates will be expected to take the Royal College examination in Clinical Allergy and Immunology. Completion of a research project will be mandatory.

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General Information

This residency program is for 2 years.

Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.


This will be a two-year program. There will be 10 months of mandatory training in Adult Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 3 months of Pediatric Clinical Allergy and Clinical & Allergy, 1 month of Clinical Immunology Diagnostic Immunology.

Three (3) blocks of selective training made up of one (1) block periods in each of any three of the following:

  • Otolaryngology
  • Respirology/Pulmonary Function Lab
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant Medicine which may include hematological transplantation, solid organ transplantation and/or laboratory experience

Seven (7) blocks of training from any of the following electives:

  • A maximum of two (2) blocks in any one of the selectives remaining items from above
  • Community Allergy
  • General Allergy Immunology Clinic
  • A maximum of six (6) total blocks of research, which must include some degree of ongoing clinical experience
  • A maximum of one (1) block in clinical immunology lab
  • Other training as approved by the Program Director

A block equals four (4) weeks of time which may be completed longitudinally.

There must be clinical time spent in Clinical Immunology and Allergy throughout both years of training.


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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 - Adult Clinical Immunology & Allergy - 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.