Dr. Sukhpreet Klaire

Program Director

Raman Jawanda

Program Assistant
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Program Highlights

The Addiction Medicine Category 1 Enhanced Skills program is largely based on the existing Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the BC Centre on Substance Use, which strives for excellence in clinical training, scholarship, research, and advocacy and includes specialty training in inpatient and outpatient addiction management, as well as related concurrent disorders training. It prepares the resident to work as an expert in the field of addiction medicine and take leadership roles in clinical, academic, and/or research settings. Some program highlights include:


Didactic Teaching

Rigorous two-week academic block at the beginning of the year, bringing together expert lecturers and people with lived experience to share their knowledge on substance use and addiction.

Monthly Academic half-days throughout the year.

Introductory and advanced motivational interviewing training (4 days total).


Journal Club

Monthly evening addiction medicine journal clubs with staff and interdisciplinary Fellows from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) Addiction Fellowship Program. Residents are each expected to present at one journal club during the year.



Residents are supported to attend Addiction related conferences during the year, and required to present at the annual BC Centre on Substance Use conference.

St. Paul’s Hospital is a rich research environment and home to many addiction-related research projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the US National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Residents will have opportunities to conduct and publish peer-reviewed research and participate in the development of funding proposals. Senior researchers affiliated with the BCCSU Addiction Fellowship have considerable experience mentoring Fellows making the transition to Clinician Researcher.

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General Information

This residency program is for 1 year.

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

The program consists of nine core required blocks, and three elective blocks, to be decided on with the Program Director.

Core Rotations include:

  • Acute care (Addiction Medicine Consult Service)
  • Inpatient Withdrawal Management
  • Outpatient specialty addiction clinics
  • Women’s residential treatment program at BC Women’s Hospital
  • Chronic pain
  • Inpatient concurrent psychiatric disorders
  • Youth addiction
  • Private treatment centre (e.g. The Orchard Recovery Centre or the Sunshine Coast Health Centre)
  • Longitudinal Outpatient Continuity of Care Experience*

*The longitudinal component of the residency includes a year-long half-day experience in community-based practice, tailored to the learning needs of each resident.

Elective Rotations include perinatal substance use, public health, correctional facilities, infectious diseases (HCV, HIV), Indigenous health and wellness, and dedicated research block.

Very little in-hospital overnight call is required, but there are several rotations where call from home may be expected. Weekend shifts are spread throughout the year.


Your time in the program will be evaluated using standardized forms available through the Department of Family Medicine’s one45 system. Residents will also meet with the Program Director regularly throughout the year. Additionally, specific skills are evaluated through entrustable professional activities (EPAs) on a regular basis.

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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 - Family Medicine - Addiction 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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