Director: Dr. Kathryn Fung
The University of British Columbia Medical Program is a four year program, in which concepts and core experience in psychiatry are a major component. The school is distributed; students are admitted to the Northern Medical Program (NMP), in collaboration with UNBC and centered in Prince George; the Island Medical Program (IMP), in collaboration with UVic and centred in Victoria; the Southern Medical Program (SMP) centered in Kelowna; or the Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program (VFMP), the traditional Vancouver core plus expansion sites through the Lower Mainland.
Acting Director: Dr. Irfan Khanbhai
The Postgraduate Training Program in the Department is a fully accredited, five year training program that provides comprehensive instruction, training and supervision in all of the CanMEDS roles as required by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Child & Adolescent Program Director: Dr. Jennifer Russel
UBC was given official standing as a Sub-Specialty training site for Child & Adolescent, Geriatric, and Forensic Psychiatry in 2012. Consistent with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons requirements, the Geriatrics and Child and Adolescent programs are two years with residents entering the programs as PGY5’s and completing the program in their PGY6 year. The Forensic program is a one year program with entry for residents in their PGY6 year.
Faculty Lead: Dr. Clare Beasley
If you are a first year medical undergraduate student at a Canadian university and are considering a career in psychiatry, the Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program was created for you! The program provides an opportunity to explore the field of psychiatry and engage with psychiatrists and psychiatry residents through interactive sessions and clinical observership placements. The three-day program is held after the academic year end for first year medical students.
The Faculty of Medicine’s Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week academic program, offering international students a unique opportunity to experience Canadian health and life sciences at its best.
Director: Dr. Harry Karlinsky