About the Program

The UBC Emergency Medicine Interior Site is a 5-year training program satisfying the Royal College requirements for Emergency Medicine. It is based in Kelowna, B.C. with approximately 3 months per year in Vancouver from PGY-2 to PGY-4 inclusive.

Program highlights

  • High fidelity simulation 2x per month, including “in situ”  scenarios done in the trauma bay with multidisciplinary teams
  • Dedicated Ultrasound block with CEUS-IP certification in first year
  • Local radiology rounds, journal club
  • New trauma bays with CMAC video laryngoscopy projected onto plasma screen
  • Annual resident/staff retreat at Big White Ski Resort
  • Opportunity for involvement in the Ski Doc program
  • New 30,000 square foot Emergency Department built in 2012
  • Opportunity for teaching residents, as a senior resident, and medical students through the UBC Southern Medical Program

For more information, please refer to our program description on the CaRMS website. 

Kelowna General Hospital

KGH is a 350 bed tertiary care and level 1 trauma centre for the interior of British Columbia. Our annual emergency department patient volume is approaching 80,000. We see a high volume of high acuity patients as KGH is a stroke, interventional cardiology, and trauma referral centre for the interior. 

Sample Schedule

PGY-1 (Transition to Discipline - 5 EM Blocks, Foundations - 5 Blocks + 2 of 3 Surgical Selectives + 1 Block Elective Time)

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

20 WEEKS

KGH

INTERNAL MEDICINE

4 WEEKS

KGH

PSYCHIATRY (ER CONSULT)

4 WEEKS

KGH

ICU

4 WEEKS

KGH

OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY

4 WEEKS

KGH

ULTRASOUND

4 WEEKS

KGH

PLASTIC SURGERY (SELECTIVE)

4 WEEKS

KGH

GENERAL SURGERY (SELECTIVE)

4 WEEKS KGH

PLASTIC SURGERY (SELECTIVE)

4 WEEKS

KGH

ELECTIVE

4 WEEKS TBA

 

PGY-2 through PGY-4 (Core = Adult EM - 20 Blocks, Peds EM - 3 Blocks)

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

80 WEEKS

KGH (and/or Fraser/Island/VGH as desired)

INTERNAL MEDICINE

4 WEEKS KGH

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY

12 WEEKS

BCCH/SMH/ACH

CARDIOLOGY/CCU

8 WEEKS

KGH

NEUROLOGY

4 WEEKS

KGH

ANESTHESIA

4 WEEKS

KGH

RESEARCH (NERD)

4 WEEKS

VGH

TRAUMA

4 WEEKS

VGH/RCH

EMS

4 WEEKS

KGH/VGH

ICU

8 WEEKS VGH

TOXICOLOGY

4 WEEKS OHSU/NYC/VGH

ELECTIVE

12 WEEKS TBA

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA

4 WEEKS BCCH

PEDIATRIC ICU

4 WEEKS BCCH

 

PGY-5 (Transition to Practice - 13 Blocks)

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

20 WEEKS

KGH

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY

4 WEEKS

BCCH

MEDICAL EDUCATION (MERIT)

4 WEEKS

VGH

AREA OF CONCENTRATED EXPERTISE (ACE)

24 WEEKS

TBA