Residency Programs

At UBC we offer three residency programs in our department: The 5 year Royal College accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program (FRCPC), the 2 year Royal College accredited subspecialty Pain Medicine Residency program, and the 1 year Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA) program.

Training occurs at 5 core academic sites in the Lower Mainland, several large community sites and affiliated teaching sites throughout British Columbia. We work towards achieving a balance of general training, subspecialty training, tertiary care and community care experiences. We have high expectations of our residents but provide positive support for achieving full potential.

Our goal is to graduate excellent, well-rounded physicians who, as Medical Experts, possess the specialized knowledge and skills required in modern anesthetic practice, including perioperative care, acute and chronic pain management, critical care, and subspecialty anesthesia. Teaching and evaluation also encompass the other CanMEDS competencies: Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Care Advocate, Scholar, and Professional.

Teaching takes place primarily in the operating room where residents work one-on-one with faculty Anesthesiologists. Additional learning opportunities include off-service rotations, academic day sessions, the Visiting Professor Program, simulator sessions, Journal Club, events sponsored by the Post-Graduate Medical Education (PGME) Office, various courses (for example ATLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP), libraries, research days, formal16 rounds, conferences and formative oral and written examinations. Residents are encouraged to develop lifelong learning habits during the five year program. Study time is provided in the final year of training.

The APT residency program portion of this site has been migrated to the UBC Entrada platform. Please follow the link below to be directed to the UBC Anesthesiology Residency Community: