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Program Highlights

BC Children’s Hospital is located in beautiful Vancouver. The Hospital is the sole tertiary care centre for Pediatric Gastroenterology in the Province of British Columbia and serves a Pediatric population of approximately 1 million children aged 0 –18 years. Our clinical unit’s staff includes 10 Gastroenterologists, 2 basic science researchers, clinical trainees of various levels of training from medical students to fellows, 4 clinical nurses, several dietitians, and support clerical and administrative staff.

The BCCH ambulatory care program sees nearly 1200 new referrals and 1900 follow-up patients in the clinic per year, plus 370 medical day unit and 50 ER assessments. We follow approximately 500 children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease with approximately 100 new patients diagnosed with IBD every year. The clinic also follows large numbers of patients with celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, liver disease and other chronic GI disorders, as well as patients both pre- and post-liver transplant. There are specialty clinics for multi-organ transplant, celiac disease, hepatology, complex feeding/nutrition, eosinophilic esophagitis, and IBD, as well as general GI clinics.

We accept 1-2 trainees per 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.


BC Children’s Hospital is offering a 2-year fully accredited clinical subspecialty resident training program in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.  An additional 3rd year dedicated to scholarly activity is currently funded from alternate sources. We aim to attract and develop highly motivated, intelligent, and exceptional candidates who will become leaders in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Our curriculum includes 9-11 blocks on inpatient service, 3 blocks of nutrition, plus 8 procedure blocks to focus and develop endoscopy skills as part of the first 2 years rotations. Focused research blocks and elective blocks round out the first 2 years. The third year is primarily for scholarly activity / research.

Academic / scholarly projects are expected during the clinical years with the major project being completed by the end of the third year. Academic / scholarly activity may include basic or clinical research, generally combined with a Masters degree in clinical epidemiology, education or public health.


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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 Gastroenterology - 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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