Dr. Deepak Manhas

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Stephanie Lam

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program within the Division of Neonatology at B.C. Children’s and Women’s Hospital is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada*.

The Division of Neonatology is responsible for supporting a busy clinical service covering a broad spectrum of perinatal problems. In addition, the Division has a major commitment to teaching and research. B.C. Women’s Hospital is a tertiary care perinatal centre and B.C. Children’s Hospital is a quaternary referral centre.

Family-centered care is emphasized throughout our Perinatal Program. All delivery rooms are capable of caring for a mother throughout labour, delivery and the early post-partum period. Operating rooms are located in the Delivery Suite. Anaesthetic services to labouring mothers are handled specifically by full-time obstetrical anaesthetists. The Antepartum Program is heavily utilized on both an inpatient and outpatient basis and teaching antenatal consultation skills is an active part of our Program.

British Columbia has approximately 46,000 births a year with 7,000 delivers occurring in the Delivery Suite (30% being high-risk) at B.C. Women’s Hospital.

700 infants are admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) each year. Approximately 30% are less than 32 weeks gestation and approximately 200 are less than 1500 grams. The 60 bed NICU accommodates intensive, intermediate and grower/convalescent preterm and full-term infants.

The Program provides a diverse and complex tertiary care patient population, employing a variety of invasive (conventional, HFOV, JET) and non-invasive ventilatory modalities. There are medical and surgical patients and exposure to neonatal patients requiring ECLS in the PICU. We are unique in having a Complex Care Team managing long-term issues such as Tracheostomy.

The Division of Neonatology is responsible for supporting a High-Risk Resuscitation Team and the Provincial Infant Transport Program and 62% of all admissions are admitted directly from the Delivery Suites located adjacent to the NICU. The Infant Transport Team transports approximately 300 infants per year to and from the NICU with approximately 150 acute transports and approximately 500 reverse transports. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Subspecialty Residents/Clinical Fellows participate in the transport of acutely ill neonates.

The Training Program includes Neonatal Follow-up Clinic and Maternal Fetal Medicine rotations, as well as a variety of electives. There is some training in Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO).

Academically, the Division of Neonatology is actively involved in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education programs. Subspecialty Residents/Clinical Fellows are involved in teaching fourth year medical students, as well as the Pediatric Residents who rotate through the NICU. There is active outreach programs with courses such as NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) and ACoRN (Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns) Program. The Program also provides opportunities for trainees to become NRP and ACoRN instructors.

In a subspecialty where there are so many potential opportunities to prevent or reduce the incidence of permanent disabilities, evaluation of care and research play a crucial role. Members of the Division are involved in a wide variety of research, including: Bioethics, Epidemiology, Follow-Up & Neonatal Development, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Education, Neurology, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Quality Improvement, Simulation, and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography.

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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 is a two-year curriculum targeted at gaining a broad experience in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.Each year includes 13 x 4-week periods.


First Year

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (includes Community Level II-III rotation for SSRs) 8
Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic 1
NICU Transport & Resuscitation 1
Research 2
Elective 1
Vacation (taken during NICU or Research rotations) 1
Total 13

Second Year

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 4
NICU Complex Care 1
NICU Junior Neonatologist (2×2 week rotations) 1
Research or other Scholarly Activity 4
Maternal Fetal Medicine (incl. antenatal consults) 1
Elective 2
Vacation (taken during NICU or Research rotations) 1
Total 13
  1. Selectives / Electives and NICU Scholarly Activity:
    • Cardiology
    • Community NICU
    • Developmental Pediatrics
    • Medical Genetics
    • Neurology/Neuro-Radiology
    • Nutrition
    • PICU
    • Respiratory
    • Other electives must be approved by Program Directors
  2. The program allows for flexibility in the electives and out-of-NICU rotations will be allowed according to availability, the individual trainee’s previous experience and interest, and with approval from the Program Director(s).
  3. Graduated increase in responsibilities from the first to the second year of training. In the first year the trainees supervise Paediatric Residents and Medical Students. In the second year the trainees are expected to function at a supervisory capacity in all nursery rotations.
  4. Active participation in academic activities:
    • Academic Day
    • Autopsy Rounds
    • Neonatal Grand Rounds (via Telehealth)
    • Cardiac Surgery Teaching
    • Cardiology Rounds
    • Combined Perinatal Rounds
    • Neonatal Cross Canada Rounds
    • Ethics Brown Bag Series
    • Fetal Diagnostic Service Rounds
    • Journal Club
    • NeoCHIRP Rounds (Nutrition Rounds)
    • Neonatal Neuro-Radiology Rounds
    • NICU Care Conferences
    • NICU Research Committee Meeting
    • Neonatal Program Mortality Review Rounds
    • Paediatric Grand Rounds
    • Radiology Rounds
    • Resident Teaching Sessions in Neonatology
    • Surgical Rounds
  5. Active participation in one of the following Neonatal Program Committees.
    • Critical Care
    • Infection Control
    • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Residency Training
    • Nutrition
    • Partners in Care (Parent Advisory Group)
    • Pharmacy & Therapeutics
    • Quality & Safety
    • Resuscitation
    • Transport
  6. Active participation in Neonatal Conferences to showcase your research is promoted.
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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 - Neonatal-Perinatal 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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