Curriculum

PGY 1 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), St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver) or the Greater Victoria Hospital (Victoria). If assigned to Victoria, rotations will occur in Vancouver during the last 3 blocks.  For more information on the PGY-1 training sites, please click here.

Training during PGY 2-5 will occur at BC Women’s, Vancouver General, St. Paul’s and Royal Columbian Hospitals.

During your PGY 4 year residents will complete a mandatory rural community site rotation.

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 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
Pediatrics/Neonatology - 4 weeks
CRASH Course (Surgical Foundations) - 4 weeks
ICU - 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
Family Medicine - 4 weeks
Single Room Maternity Care - 4 weeks
Elective - 4 weeks

General Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 52 weeks

Maternal Fetal Medicine/Ultrasound - 16 weeks
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility - 12 weeks
Urogynaecology - 8 weeks
Research - 8 weeks
Health Advocacy - 4 weeks
Minimally Invasive Surgery - 4 weeks

Chief Resident (starting Block 7 or 10) - 16 weeks
Gynaecologic Oncology - 12 weeks
Rural Community Rotation (Kamloops, Prince George or Nanaimo) - 12 weeks
Elective - 8 weeks
Research - 4 weeks

Chief Resident - 24 weeks
Elective - 12 weeks
OR - 4 weeks
Pathology - 4 weeks
Ambulatory Exposure - 4 weeks
Senior Resident - 4 weeks