October 26, 2021 Update:

Please be aware the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) in British Columbia has mandated that all hospital and health care employers establish, implement and ensure compliance with a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Effective October 26, 2021 all those undertaking visiting electives in any University of British Columbia postgraduate program must ensure they are able to comply with the PHO directive in order to start training at UBC.

Elective rotations include:

  • Adult infectious disease (ID): clinical experience with in-patient disease cases at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and St Paul’s Hospital (SPH) including some out-patient infectious disease clinics at both locations
  • Urban Health Infection Unit: includes HIV/AIDS and other infections in patients with addictions issues at St. Paul’s Hospital.

These 2 rotations are available for residents and for medical students in 4th year who have completed general medicine rotations.

  • Transplant Infectious Diseases: inpatient, outpatient and emergency room infectious complications related to immunocompromised hosts, specifically solid organ transplantation and bone marrow transplantation.

This rotation is available for residents in 3rd year or higher who have completed general medicine rotations.

To request and apply for an elective:

Postgraduate ID Electives – Out-of-Province Medical Residents, Please refer to:

Postgraduate Visiting Electives through the Faculty of Medicine at


Undergraduate ID Electives – Visiting 4th Year Medical Students, Please refer to:

Application processes for MD Undergraduate Program – Visiting  Electives at


For all other questions about elective rotations in Infectious Diseases at UBC, please contact Kirstie Lang at kirstiel@mail.ubc.ca