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 at 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.


We accept applicants who have completed or are in their final year of training in one of the recognized base specialties. These include; Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Cardiac Surgery. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Health for Canadian’s who have finished or are in the process of finishing their base training from a Royal College of Canada approved program.

Individuals with base training from other countries may apply; however, they should realize that both funding and positions are very limited. In addition, they must understand that satisfactorily completing training does not allow them to obtain certification through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Be advised: this is not a back door entry to practice in Canada.