Scholarly Activity Project


The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has mandated that all residency programs must include a scholarly activity project, in recognition that active participation in scholarly activity is a necessary component of preparing future psychiatrists to fulfill their role as scholars and educators upon graduation. Guided participation in scholarly activity during residency training enhances the ability to critically evaluate clinical and scientific information from a variety of sources and provides residents with the requisite skills for a lifetime of maintenance and enhancement of their professional skills.

This policy outlines the PGE expectations and commitment of resources to assist our residents in meeting the mandate to complete a scholarly activity as part of their residency training. Residents can fulfill their scholarly activity requirement by completing a research project, systematic review of the literature, quality assurance project, or a scholarly educational project. Scholarly activity for all four categories requires a systematic approach to formulating the question, acquiring the relevant information/data, critically analyzing/appraising the information, and disseminating the results.

Residents entering PGY1 starting from July, 2015 have a requirement to complete a scholarly activity project by the end of PGY5. Important information about this project can be found in these documents:


Scholarly Activity Introduction and Guidance (2021)
Scholarly Activity Project Policy, Final (Oct 5, 2019)
UBC Scholarly Activity Project Objectives (August 2019)
UBC Resident Scholarly Activity Project Checklist   (March 2021)
Systematic reviews for PGE (December 2017)
UBC Resident Scholarly Activity Project Abstract Form
Tips for Constructing Your Scholarly Activity Project Abstract (April 2021)
PGY1 Abstract Samples for Academic Activity Submissions
Grand Rounds Scholarly Checklist
Scholarly Activity Project Template (November 2021)
Annual Resident Publication and Presentation Record Form (January 1, 2020- June 30, 2021)
Annual Resident Publication and Presentation Record Form (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

More information and resources can also be found in the For Residents tab.