Dr. Michael Orenstein

Program Director

Barbara Harris

Program Assistant
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Events Calendar

Upcoming Events
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University of British Columbia Medical Oncology Pre-CaRMS Virtual Open House
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University of British Columbia
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University of British Columbia Medical Oncology Pre-CaRMS Virtual Open House
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Program Highlights

  • Formal MSK Sports Ultrasound Teaching
  • Varsity Sport coverage
  • Extensive formal academic teaching schedule
  • Faculty who represent professional sports, national team coverage, varsity athletics and community sport
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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 UBC Sport and Exercise Residency Program combines several longitudinal clinics with core rotations throughout the year.

Weekly Longitudinal Clinics:

  • ½ day Varsity Clinic at UBC Student Health
  • ½ day family practice clinic at UBC Health Clinic
  • ½ day Ultrasound clinic at Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic
  • 2 days of Sport Medicine Clinic at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, and various other Sport Medicine clinic locations in Vancouver and the surrounding area.


  • Foot & Ankle
  • Radiology
  • Sport Cardiology
  • MSK-ER
  • Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Hands/Plastics
  • Brain Health/Concussion
  • Physiatry/EMG
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Orthopedics
  • Electives


  • Weekly Sports Medicine Rounds at Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Weekly Sport and Exercise Medicine Priority Topics 1 hour teaching sessions
  • Academic half day: Residents have a half day each week to work on research project, review, elective time.
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly Radiology rounds
  • Involvement in research or clinical quality improvement project
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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 - Sport and Exercise 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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