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Program Highlights

The respiratory training program at UBC is a strong two year clinical program, offering experience in a broad range of general and subspecialty respiratory medicine.  The overall goal is to train and develop fully qualified and competent consultant respirologists who are ethically and morally sound, who dedicate themselves to the highest standards of medical practice, and who contribute to the career-long provision of total patient care.

Resources support all areas of Respiratory Medicine and include a full sleep lab, a tuberculosis ward and tuberculosis-specific clinics, a full thoracic surgery service, a lung transplant program, a provincial cystic fibrosis program, a provincial home ventilation program, pulmonary hypertension, occupational/environmental lung disease, severe airways/COPD and interstitial lung disease specialty clinics, interventional bronchoscopy, pleural disease program and ambulatory care units. Ambulatory care experience is also enhanced by participation in a resident-driven longitudinal clinic and community respiratory rotation. Residents will also gain experience in the management of complications related to solid organ transplant and stem cell transplant, as well as a full spectrum of medical and surgical patients.

Dedicated, world-renowned chest radiologists and pulmonary pathologists are located at both core sites, and come together with our collegial group once weekly to present and discuss cases.

Both main hospitals have Interventional Respirologists on staff and further interventional procedures and experience in lung cancer diagnostics and management are available through the BC Cancer Agency.

The program offers 6 blocks of elective time and is committed to supporting research and quality improvement activities.

The UBC Respiratory Division has active research programs across the spectrum of respiratory disease. Fellows are encouraged to work on a scholarly/quality improvement project. Funding for a third year of research may be available through grants and the Clinical Investigator Program, administered by the Department of Medicine.

There is a protected academic half-day (AHD) that runs over the course of 2 years, and residents have input in the planning of educational sessions. Learning opportunities are varied and address all of the CanMEDS roles.  AHD includes an introductory/refresher summer series, journal clubs, exam prep rounds, clinical, radiology and sleep lecture series, graduate level course work in pulmonary pathophysiology, as well as PFT, clinical physiology and pulmonary pathology lectures. The fellows are also encouraged to take advantage of opportunities focused on transition to practice, residents as teachers and wellness at UBC. The AHD schedule will be adapted to reflect the timing of the Royal College examination.

Assessment evaluates competence and also stimulates learning.  The respiratory training program at UBC uses a combination of tools to evaluate trainees including modified ITERs, formal written/OSCE and clinical examination, a personal learning portfolio and multi-source feedback.  Procedure assessment tools have been adapted and other new tools including EPAs that were rolled out for formal CBD implementation in July 2021.

Graduates of our program have gone to work in community (both rural and urban) and have explored additional clinical (sleep, ILD, TB/NTM, asthma, interventional bronchoscopy) and research (Masters, PhD) opportunities.

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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.

 

The philosophy of the training program emphasizes the importance of the trainee assuming a progressive increase in responsibility for patient care during training, with the expectation that during the last 6 months of training the trainee will essentially function as a consultant.  Practically speaking, the sequence of training rotations will vary, and the individual trainee’s program will be tailored in consultation with the Program Director to meet that individual’s learning needs and career aspirations. When feasible, Core Service rotations at VGH and SPH are concentrated in the first six months to ensure that trainees get up to speed quickly in their subspecialty and again scheduled with preparation for the Respirology Royal College exams in mind.

 

Mandatory Rotations (20 X 4 weeks)
10 Service (Inpatient + Consults)
2 ICU (one being an ICU Selective – Transplant, Thoracics, or Service)
2 Sleep
2 Ambulatory
1 Pulmonary Function Testing
1 Oncology
1 Community Respirology
1 Radiology
Longitudinal Quality Assurance/Research Project – beginning in first year
Longitudinal Ambulatory Clinic – beginning in first year (runs over 18 months)
Elective Rotations (6 X 4 weeks)
Thoracic Surgery
TB
Bronchoscopy/Interventional
Research
Cystic Fibrosis
Pediatric Respiratory
Lung Transplantation

Pulmonary Hypertension
Allergy and Immunology
ENT
Rehab/NMD
Other, including additional rotations in any of the mandatory rotations

Examples of a 2 year rotation cycle and AHD schedule can be found at our website at: http://respiratory.med.ubc.ca/

 

Teaching Rounds (example template – details may change slightly year to year; and schedules/formats have been adjusted due to COVID19)

 

  1. VGH 

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
0800-0830

Sign-over Rounds

 

 

1200-1300
DOM Noon Rounds

HURLBURT AUDITORIUM

ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL (One Monday per month Respiratory)

 

0700-0800 Thoracic Surgery Rounds

TBC

 

**0800-0900

Clinical Respirology Rounds

T12B

 

0700-0800

Radiology teaching session for Fellows

 

 

 

 

0800-0900

TB Conference

CP8D

 

 

 

1300-1700
IM and AN

Medical Residents Academic Half Day

 

 

0800-0900

Dept of Medicine Grand Rounds

Monthly

 

**0800-0900

Clinical Respirology Rounds

T12B

 

M+M rounds (0700-0800(quarterly)

September 7th,& December 14, 2017, Room 7254 DHCC

 

0800-0900**

(50% attendance)

Respiratory research seminar series

Sept-Dec SPH

Jan-May VGH

 

**1300-1700

Respiratory Fellows Academic Half Day

 

ILD rounds

8:00-9:00am

First Friday of the Month- Taylor Fiddler-VGH

 

Third and fourth Fridays of the month, 7:30 AM SPH Pathology Conference room

 

 

 

 

**1300-1400

(Sept-June)

Clinical Radiology

Pathology Rounds

Rm 2267 (DHCC)

 

1600-1630

Weekend Sign-over Rounds

 

 

 

  1. SPH

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
0830

CF Sign-over Rounds – 8A/8B Conference Room

 

 

1200-1300

Medical Noon Rounds – Hurlburt Auditorium

(** Please note Respiratory Rounds on the 4th Monday of the month)

 

 

0800-0900

Clinical Radiology Rounds – 8A/8B Conference Room

 

 

0900-1200

Medical Resident Ambulatory Clinic – PLHC 8B

 

1200-1300

Medical Noon Rounds – Hurlburt Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Residents Academic Half Day

 

 

7:30-8:30 M&M Rounds Quarterly

 

7:45-8:30 Didactic Teaching

8:30-CF Sign-over rounds – 8A/8B Conference Room

0900-0930

Patient Rounds – 8A/8B Conference Room

 

1200-1300

Grand Rounds – Lecture Theatre, Level 1 Providence Building

 

**1300-1700

Respiratory Fellows Academic Half Day

 

1700-1800**

(50% attendance)

Respiratory Research Seminar Series

Sept-Dec SPH

Jan-May VGH

 

7:45-8:30 Didactic Teaching

 

ILD rounds

8:00-9:00am

First Friday of the Month- Taylor Fiddler-VGH

 

Third and fourth Fridays of the month, 7:30 AM SPH Pathology Conference room

 

0900-0930

Fellows Journal Club

 

1200-1300

Medical Noon Rounds – Hurlburt Auditorium

 

1300-1400

Resp/Clin/Path/Rad Rounds – Gourlay Conference Room

Combined

 

 

1400-1430

Weekend Sign-over Rounds

 

 

 

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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 Respirology - Vancouver.
British Columbia
Gross Annual PGY-1 Salary
$65,332.37
Gross Annual PGY-2 Salary
$72,818.39
Gross Annual PGY-3 Salary
$79,301.62
Gross Annual PGY-4 Salary
$85,318.65
Gross Annual PGY-5 Salary
$91,710.67
Gross Annual PGY-6 Salary
$97,877.39
Gross Annual PGY-7 Salary
$104,271.09
Educational Leave
Yes
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
No
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)
1.50%
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
Yes
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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