Fellowship Programs


UBC Anesthesiology,Pharmacology & Therapeutics Fellowship Programs

Fellows at all UBC hospital teachings sites come from all around the world.


Pediatric Anesthesia Clinical & Research Fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital

Clinical:
The Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program accepts 2 fellows each year starting in July. The duration of the appointment is 12 months. The minimum number of required clinical days in the operating rooms is approximately 144. Fellows will rotate through pediatric anesthesia subspecialty cases in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracics, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, dental, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and radiology. The Fellows will complete a 4 week rotation in both Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Pediatric ICU. There is the opportunity for the Fellow to voluntarily participate in a two week international peri-operative health experience. Fellows in Pediatric Anesthesia, supervised by members of the anesthesia staff, are expected to engage in clinical activities including on-call (one weekday night per week and one weekend in six). Fellows actively participate in the Acute Pain Service, providing daytime care and call on average every 1 in 6 weeks including weekends. Fellows will also be involved in the in-patient consult service and in the Pre-admission Clinic. An elective rotation may be arranged relating to the fellow’s interests in discussion with the Fellowship Director.

Research:
A maximum of two days per week may be protected for academic and research pursuits for Fellows. Academic time awarded is reassessed quarterly depending on productivity. Projects may comprise clinical research projects or basic science research projects. All research projects are under the direction of the Director of Research in association with PART (the Pediatric Anesthesia Research Team), the University of British Columbia and/or other hospital departments at BC Children’s Hospital.. It is expected that every Fellow will complete at least 1 research project to the publication or presentation stage during their period of Fellowship and all assistance will be given to them in completing this. Fellows are also expected to publish at least one case report and/or review article during their year with the supervision of an appropriate staff person.

Academic/SIM:
Fellows are expected to attend and participate in all rounds and to prepare presentations for rounds where indicated. Rounds consist of quality assurance rounds, daily morning teaching rounds, semi-annual journal club, UBC city wide journal club and UBC Anesthesia Visiting Professor Series rounds. Two 30 minute resident teaching sessions per month will be taught by the fellows focusing on issues concerning pediatric anesthesia. Fellows will also provide at least 2 formal presentations during the year.
Occasionally, Fellows may be able to participate in suitable special academic projects as arranged with the Fellowship Director
Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in up to 10 SIM days including train-the-trainer courses and facilitating running SIM events

Forms:

2015-2016 Fellowship Application Process

2015-2016 Fellowship Application Form


Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship at BC Women’s Hospital

During their fellowship, the fellow will become very adept clinically in handling all manner of obstetrical anesthesia problems, will be involved in clinical research (developing a protocol, doing the research, and writing the results) and will teach residents and present interesting cases to the staff. Approximately 60% of the time is spent doing clinical work and 40% of the time is spent doing research. The successful applicant must have his/her Canadian fellowship or the comparable credentials from his/her own country. The fellowship begins July 1st of each year with a minimum duration of 12 months.

Please visit the link below for further information.

BCWH Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program

 


Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship at St Paul’s Hospital

Next available start date: July 1, 2018

The University of British Columbia offers a 12-month fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver BC, Canada. St. Paul’s Hospital features a busy block room associated with the main operating rooms which is staffed daily with a dedicated anesthesiologist and an anaesthesia assistant. In addition, our facility operates a high-volume outpatient operating room area where extremity surgeries are performed solely under regional anesthesia techniques. Between our two block areas, approximately 2,500 regional anesthesia techniques are performed annually.

Our practise includes a diverse mix of ultrasound guided upper and lower extremity nerve blocks, continuous perineurial catheter insertions, ambulatory “home” perineural catheter analgesia, truncal blocks, and neuraxial techniques. The regional anesthesia fellow will gain ample experience in the performance of these techniques, and progress to the teaching and supervision of anesthesia residents during their regional anesthesia rotations. Fellows will also participate in acute pain service rounds one week out of six, longitudinally throughout their fellowship year. The acute pain service week will require on-call availability, but on-call is taken from home with most issues resolved over the phone. In addition to the clinical experience, fellows will gain considerable experience in block room management, patient flow through the block area, and organization of anesthesia assistants and resident learners in a busy block room environment.

Research is mandatory, and fellows are expected to complete a research project over the course of their fellowship year. 20% of time (1 day per week) is protected for research and other academic endeavours. Fellows will provide anesthetic care in the main operating rooms one day per week, across all surgical services offered at St. Paul’s Hospital – with the exception of cardiac surgery rooms.

Teaching opportunities are plentiful and fellows will expand their clinical teaching skills over the course of the year. Fellows are expected to present departmental rounds and lead a regional anesthesia focused journal club discussion once during their fellowship. There are frequent opportunities to teach regional anesthesia skills to resident learners, and fellows may be invited to instruct ultrasound techniques at the annual Whistler Anesthesiology Summit, depending on the workshops offered that year.Funding to attend a major regional anesthesia meeting is provided, and fellows will be entitled to 4 weeks of vacation over the course of the year. Annual salary is $84,000 CAD.

Interested applicants can submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to: (electronic submissions are preferred)

Dr. Steven Petrar
Fellowship Director
anesthesiafellowships@gmail.com
c/o Charlene Perry, Office Administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Health Care,
1081 Burrard Street Vancouver BC,
Canada,
V6Z 1Y6
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487


Cardiac Anesthesia & Perioperative Echocardiography Fellowship at St Paul’s Hospital

Next available start date: July 1, 2018

St. Paul’s Hospital offers a 12-month adult cardiac anesthesia and echocardiography fellowship. Applicants must be FRCPC certified or FRCOC eligible at the time of application.

St. Paul’s Hospital is a busy quaternary care urban hospital in downtown Vancouver BC, Canada. St. Paul’s Hospital is the regional referral centre for complex cardiac care, including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Approximately 900 open-heart surgeries (CABG, valve repair/replacement), including 100 adult congenital cases, are performed annually. Additionally, 185 transcatheter valve implantations, 50-60 lead extractions, 35 ECMO initiations, 15-20 heart transplants, 15-20 VADs, and 5 TEVARs are performed annually.

The 12-month fellowship includes rotations in the cardiac operating room, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac surgical intensive care unit, and general operating rooms. Research opportunities are available and fellows are encouraged to pursue research endeavours. 4 weeks of vacation, and funding to attend a major cardiac anesthesia meeting are provided. Salary is $84,000 CAD annually.

Interested applicants can submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to: (electronic submissions are preferred)

Dr. Kevin Rondi
Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Director
anesthesiafellowships@gmail.com
c/o Charlene Perry, Office Administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Health Care,
1081 Burrard Street Vancouver BC,
Canada,
V6Z 1Y6
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487


Perioperative Medicine Fellowship at St Paul’s Hospital

Next available start date: July 1, 2018

St. Paul’s Hospital is offering a 12-month perioperative medicine fellowship. Applicants must be FRCPC certified, or eligible, at the time of application.

St. Paul’s Hospital is a busy quaternary care urban hospital in downtown Vancouver BC, Canada. Our caseload comprises a diverse compliment  of general / colorectal surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, cardiac surgery, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, and vascular surgery. St. Paul’s Hospital is a regional referral centre for complex cardiac care including obstetrical patients with cardiac disease. In addition, our hospital has a long tradition of providing world-class care to marginalized patient populations in downtown Vancouver, including patients struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and homelessness, as well as HIV/AIDS.

Our anesthesia group provides comprehensive care to surgical patients beginning in our preassessment clinic (PAC), through the intra-operative period, and extending on to post-operative care. A dedicated anesthesiologist is assigned daily to manage the post-anesthetic recovery room (PAR) which includes a 4 bed high-acuity unit (HAU) critical-care area providing one-to-one nursing care to complex surgical patients. Our critical care influence extends into the cardiac surgical intensive care unit (CSICU), which is an anesthesia-run unit, caring for the entire spectrum of complex cardiac surgical patients – including cardiac transplant recipients, patients requiring ventricular assist devices, and those needing extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support.

Fellows will rotate through the PAC, the perioperative anesthesiologist position, the CSICU, and the medical intensive care unit, in addition to rotations in transesophageal echocardiography, and the regional anesthesia bock room. These are core rotations, aimed at providing fellows a solid basis of critical care and perioperative medicine knowledge and experience upon completion of the curriculum.

Additional elective opportunities exist in addictions medicine and urban health, acute care hemodynamic assessment service / transthoracic echocardiography, as well as acute pain service – depending on the needs and goals of the individual fellow. Over the course of the 12-month fellowship, fellows will be assigned to an operating room one day per week, on average. Research is mandatory, and fellows are afforded one day per week of academic time to pursue research interests.

Lastly, the fellowship has an emphasis on interdisciplinary medical education through simulation, and fellows will work longitudinally throughout the year with our simulation team to develop, and ultimately implement, several simulation scenarios to OR and PAR staff. The simulation experience will make use of our hi-fidelity simulation equipment and focus on perioperative and obstetrical emergency scenarios.

Funding to attend a major anesthesia meeting is provided, and fellows will be entitled to 4 weeks of vacation over the course of the year.   Annual salary is $84,000 CAD.

Interested applicants can submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to: (electronic submissions are preferred)

Dr. Steven Petrar
Perioperative Medicine Fellowship Director
anesthesiafellowships@gmail.com
c/o Charlene Perry, Office Administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Health Care,
1081 Burrard Street Vancouver BC,
Canada,
V6Z 1Y6
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487

 


General Clinical, Neuroanesthesia & Cardiac at Vancouver General Hospital

Vancouver General Hospital and Health Sciences Centre is an adult teaching hospital affiliated with The University of British Columbia. It comprises two sites:

1. Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a 1,000 bed, level 1 trauma centre that acts as the province’s principal referral centre for neurosurgery, trauma & burns, major oncology, solid organ transplantation (except hearts) and spinal cord injuries

2. University of British Columbia Hospital (UBCH) is the largest ambulatory surgery centre in the province, as well as being the provincial centre for excellence in reconstructive orthopedics.

We offer five (5) Fellowship positions each year: three General Clinical Anesthesia positions (which may focus on one or more subspecialized areas, including regional), one Cardiac Anesthesia position (which includes Intraoperative Echo and Cardiac Surgical ICU exposure), and one Neuroanesthesia position. Our Fellowships commence in January or July

Fellows are expected to participate in research during their post. Incoming fellows will receive a brief description of ongoing research projects as well as some proposed research projects. Fellows are welcome and encouraged to pursue their own research ideas in consultation with members of our department, however because of the various committee approval requirements, these projects must be started very early in the fellowship.


 

 Position  Next Available  Contact
BC Children’s Hospital
2-Clinical/Research
(Pediatric anesthesia only)
2017-2018
July Start
Dr. Katherine M. Bailey,
Fellowship Director,
Department of Anesthesia,
BC Children’s Hospital
Room 1L7 – 4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
Phone: 604-875-2711
Fax: 604-875-3221
email: kbailey@cw.bc.ca
BC Women’s Hospital
3-Clinical/Research
(Obstetric and ambulatory gynecologic anesthesia only)
2019-2020
July Start
Dr. Anton Chau,
Fellowship Director,
Department of Anesthesia,
BC Women’s Hospital,
Room 1Q72 – 4500 Oak St.,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1.
Phone: 604-875-2158;
Fax: 604-875-2733
e-mail: anton.chau@ubc.ca
St. Paul’s Hospital
3- Regional anesthesia, cardiac
anesthesia & perioperative
echocardiography, perioperative medicine
July 1, 2018 Dr. Steven Petrar,
Fellowship Director,
Department of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospitalc/o Charlene Perry, Office administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia, St Paul’s Hospital
Providence Health Care, 1081 Burrard St.,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487
e-mail: anesthesiafellowships@gmail.com
Vancouver General Hospital
5- General Clinical, Cardiac
and Neuroanesthesia
 2018-2019 Dr. John Dolman & Dr. Pamela Lennox,
Co-Directors, Fellowship Program
c/o Shelley Su, Office Administrator
Department of Anesthesia
Vancouver General Hospital
Room 2449, 899 W12th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9.
Phone: 604-875-4304;
Fax: 604-875-5209;
e-mail: shelley.su@vch.ca