Dr. Melissa Chan

Program Director

Brittany Yee

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

The Division of Emergency Medicine offers a 2 year academic fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The academic curriculum has been designed to address the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as the American Board of Pediatrics, for certification in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Fellows in the program are offered a wide variety of clinical opportunities, with rotations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Intensive Care, Transport Medicine, Orthopedics and others. In addition to clinical work, fellows are engaged in a comprehensive educational curriculum including core Pediatric Emergency topics, administrative topics, research and quality improvement methods, critical appraisal and hands on technical skills and teamwork training at the Pediatric simulation center.

A detailed description of the program can be found by visiting the UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division website at and clicking on the “education” tab towards the bottom of the page, and then clicking on the “PEM Fellowship Brochure”.

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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 program curriculum was developed to meet the specialty training requirements outlined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

In addition to the core rotations mandated by the Royal College, fellows will be exposed to a variety of learning opportunities and curricula which have been integrated into the 2 years of fellowship training. Some of these opportunities include :

  • simulation based acute care curriculum
  • procedural skills training using simulation, task trainers, and cadaveric based labs
  • team training and crisis resource management training
  • weekly academic half day curriculum with protected time
  • monthly fellows only small group learning with attending physicians
  • mortality and morbidity rounds
  • point-of-care ultrasound training
  • novel research methods and design course taught by a panoply of expert faculty
  • journal club
  • administration curriculum including an integrated patient safety and quality improvement curriculum
  • teaching and simulation-based debriefing learning
  • opportunities for international electives
  • potential opportunity for a third year of training to develop a specific area of interest/expertise

Further information and a fellowship brochure available at

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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 - Pediatric Emergency 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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Vancouver (/vænˈkuːvər/ (listen) van-KOO-vər) is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2021 Canadian census recorded 662,248 people in the city, up from 631,486 in 2016. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2.6 million in 2021, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada.