Dr. Christine Simmons

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Kelly O'Hagan

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Our program offers the following:

  1. Team based approach to general medical oncology curriculum which affords opportunity to concentrate on one to three tumour sites at a time
  2. Excellent academic curriculum throughout the week which includes regular rounds (division wide and team based), scientific seminars, introductory summer lecture series, basic science of oncology series, lecture series covering topics essential to the practice of medical oncology, journal club focusing on clinical trials methodology and a social “Fireside Chat” three to four times a year focusing on non-scientific issues of interest to trainees
  3. Enthusiastic and friendly faculty with interest and experience in teaching and clinical trials
  4. Large centre with abundant clinical material
  5. Critical mass of trainees (7-10 in the program at any time)
  6. Large long-term outcomes databases in many tumour sites and close collaboration with scientists which supports translational research. Province wide pharmacy database. Track record of success in mentoring projects from conception to presentation and publication.
  7. Flexibility (and resources) to focus on a particular area of clinical or research interest in the PGY-5 year
  8. Funding for conference leave
  9. Faculty with fellowship experience (and collegial connections) in Canada, US, Europe and Australia
  10. Recreational opportunities of beautiful British Columbia
  11. B.C. wide job prospects
  12. Note: All Medical Oncology Programs have moved to Competency Based Assessment Curriculums since 2018 Academic Year.
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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.


BCCA Medical Oncology Residency Training Program of BC

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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 - Medical Oncology - 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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