INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Canadian Residents applying to our program may submit all application forms, academic transcripts and letters of reference to the Canadian Resident Matching Service. For all other applicants, the application form is required by the University of British Columbia and should be returned to the Program Director together with three letters of reference along with a passport sized photograph. We encourage applicants to provide at least one referee who can speak to the previous critical care experience and ability of the candidate.
Applications are reviewed and short-listed by the Critical Care Medicine Program Training Committee. Short listed candidates are then offered an interview at which time they will meet faculty and fellows in both participating hospitals. All those involved in the interview process complete an evaluation and these evaluations, together with the letters of reference are considered again by the Training Committee. This information is then sent back to CaRMS in preparation for the match.
Salaries are in agreement with the requirements of the University of British Columbia and PAR BC. Apart from the salary, the Program provides an additional amount to allow each trainee to attend a scientific meeting once each year.
If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mona Patel, MD FRCP(C)
Pediatric Critical Care Program Director
Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
WHO SHOULD APPLY
To be eligible, Canadian applicants must have completed 3 years in a Royal College approved program prior to initiation of subspecialty training. Acceptable training includes Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric General Surgery, and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Health for Canadians who have finished or are in the process of finishing their base training from a Royal College of Canada approved program.
Pediatric critical care training is available for foreign trainees who have current certification in their own jurisdiction in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, or Critical Care Medicine. Candidates must meet the English language proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Training is available for 1 or 2 years. Applications from foreign trainees must include all of the following items to be considered:
- Completed application form
- Transcripts from medical school and postgraduate medical training
- 3 letters of reference sent directly to the program director
- Current CV
- Letter of interest from the candidate outlining goals of training, requested start date, and requested duration of training
- Proof of english proficiency requirements
- Passport sized colour photograph
Please realize that funding and positions are very limited. In addition, satisfactory completion of training does not permit foreign trainees to achieve certification through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Be advised: this is not a back door entry to practice in Canada.