General Information

General Fellowship Information

How your time is spent:

Each Fellow works in the Department for five days per week, Monday through Friday inclusive, fulfilling a combination of clinical and academic/ research duties. Fellows work in the operating room four days per week – two days of which will generally be in the area of their subspecialization. Fellows are also provided one day per week after the initial orientation period for academic work. Fellows may be granted a second academic day per week in cases of exceptionally heavy research/academic workload.

Clinical duties:

The Fellow works in the operating rooms of VGH and UBCH each working day, beginning each day at 0700 hours and finishing around 1700.

Approximately twice per month, fellows are assigned in-hospital day call until 7 PM. In addition, the fellow will occasionally cover our perioperative service (coverage of the recovery room, calls for anesthetic assistance outside the operative room, and the post-operative pain service), in which case, the day’s duties run from 1 PM until 9 PM. Residents and staff are also involved in this service. Opportunities for night work, including involvement in major trauma or transplant cases, are voluntary at present, but it should be appreciated that many of these cases only occur at night!

Academic/ Research Duties:

Anesthesia Fellows are expected to participate in a research project in the Department during their post. Authorship by Fellows for manuscripts and research presentation at national or international meetings is expected.

Our Department has many active projects involving clinical and laboratory research.

UBC provides excellent Library access.

Pay: CAN $80,000 (2021)

Vacation: The Fellow is entitled to 20 days of paid leave per annum.

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