Curriculum

PGY1 residents will receive broad-based clinical training in all basic discipline that is similar to a rotating internship and completed outside the home program.  The year is completed at either Royal Columbian Hospital (New Westminster) or St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver).

Training during PGY2-5 will occur at BC Women’s, Vancouver General, St. Paul’s and Royal Columbian Hospitals.  Training opportunities are also available at other provincial, national and international hospital sites.

During your PGY4 year residents will complete a mandatory rural community site rotation in Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops or Prince George.

Resident involvement in Research is a mandatory requirement of the program.  Each resident must complete a research project to manuscript form by the end of residency. Residents must also present their project twice with at least one of those presentations at the Annual Departmental Academic Day.  Residents receive training in research design and encouraged to present their projects at local, national, and international meetings and conferences.  The department Resident Research Director & Advisory Group provides assistance and mentorship to the residents.

General Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 8 weeks
Internal Medicine - 8 weeks
General Surgery - 4 weeks
Surgery Selective - 4 weeks
Neonatology - 4 weeks
CRASH Course (Surgical Foundations) - 4 weeks
ICU - 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
Bootcamp (Transition to PGY2) - 4 weeks
Primary Care Maternity - 4 weeks
Family Planning (Ryan Program) - 4 weeks

General Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 52 weeks

Maternal Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound - 16 weeks
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility - 12 weeks
Gynecologic Oncology (Junior) - 8 weeks
Urogynaecology (Junior) - 4 weeks
Research - 4 weeks
Health Advocacy - 4 weeks
Elective - 4 weeks

Chief Resident - 12-28 weeks
Rural Community Rotation (Kamloops, Prince George, Victoria or Nanaimo) - 12 weeks
Gynecologic Oncology (Senior) - 8 weeks
Urogynaecology (Senior) - 8 weeks
Elective - 8 weeks
Minimally Invasive Surgery/Chronic Pelvic Pain - 4 weeks

Chief Resident - 12-24 weeks
Elective - 16-20 weeks
OR - 4 weeks
Pathology - 4 weeks
Ambulatory Exposure - 4 weeks
Senior Resident (Transition to Practice) - 4 weeks