Prospective Students

Our Location

Rated in the top five cities worldwide for livability and quality of life (BBC News, 2002) the city of Vancouver is arguably the most desirable city in Canada. Located on the western coast of Canada this city has developed on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. The city of Vancouver has both architectural and natural beauty as the glass sky rises in the downtown core and is enveloped by the Pacific Ocean and the North Shore Mountains. The majority of Vancouver’s residents have a first language other than English; this ethnic diversity has presented itself in the city with exquisite culinary options and diverse opportunities for cultural community engagement.  Vancouver offers a long list of recreational activities as you can ski and surf in the same day.

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The Division of Respiratory Medicine

The UBC Respiratory Division is primarily located at the major teaching hospitals affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The major activities are focused at Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital and UBC Hospital. In addition, reflecting the distributed medical school there are a significant number of community respirologists affiliated formally as either full or associate members of the Division.

Rotation Locations

The major activities at the UBC Division of Respiratory Medicine are focused at Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital.

The following rotations take place at various other locations:

Sleep Medicine - UBC Hospital
TB – TB Clinic, BCCDC, and TB Ward VGH
Oncology - BC Cancer Agency
ICU – VGH/SPH (at least one block) with Royal Columbian, Surrey Memorial, Lion’s Gate, Kelowna General as other possible sites
Community Rotations - Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian Hospital, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton, Nanaimo and others upon discussion with the PD/PA.


The University of British Columbia Respiratory Medicine Postgraduate Training Program is a valuable and enjoyable two-year learning experience.

We offer a combination of varied clinical experiences, established multidisciplinary teams, and an academic environment that will foster your development into excellent independent consultant respirologists. Our team consists of staff respirologists, research fellows and assistants, subspecialty fellows, core medical residents, medical students, allied healthcare professionals, and support staff. We all work together to enhance patient care and we look forward to having you on our team.

All of us are committed to fostering your career goals, whether they lead you towards an academic career or community practice.

For more information on the Fellowship program please refer to the Fellowship page.

Resident Electives

For information regarding resident electives, please refer to the Resident Elective page.