Subspecialty Training

Subspecialty training in Adult Infectious Diseases at UBC is a two-year program designed to attract candidates who have completed Internal Medicine at a Canadian medical school and are strongly motivated toward a career as clinician scientists in academic medicine. Our program provides clinical, microbiological and research training and also meets the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

For Royal College requirements, see:
http://www.royalcollege.ca/cs/groups/public/documents/document/ltaw/mtqx/~edisp/rcp-00141211.pdf

Our clinical training program meets its objectives through a series of integrated rotations at a number of institutions. Both St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) share responsibility for Adult Infectious Disease training in the full spectrum of acute, chronic, and recurrent infectious diseases in hospitalized and ambulatory patients. These two sites differ in terms of patient mix and areas of excellence, and each rotation has designated areas of special emphasis, in addition to the overall program goals.