Senior Resident Re-entry Position, Public Health & Preventive Medicine Program 2023-2024

The UBC Public Health & Preventive Medicine (PHPM) Residency Program is looking for candidates to fill two senior post-graduate year three (PGY-3) re-entry residency positions, available July 1, 2023. There is some flexibility with start dates (before or after), however an estimated start date must be declared by interested candidates in their application materials.

Program Information

Based out of UBC’s Point Grey campus in Vancouver for the first year, our PHPM program draws on training sites around the province including Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, and Prince George. Re-entry residents will complete three years of training in PHPM including 12-months of graduate course work leading to a Master of Public Health, 12-months of general public health practice, and 12-months of specialty public health practice. Residents have the option of completing up to 28 months of their senior residency training outside of BC’s Lower Mainland.

At the end of the post-graduate training program residents are eligible to sit examinations for fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. Information about our residency program can be found at:


Candidates must be fully qualified generalist or specialist physicians currently practicing in Canada under a full family practice or specialty class license with a provincial Medical Regulatory Authority (Canadian or International Medical Graduates are eligible IF they have a current full license to practice in a province of Canada). A list of provincial medical regulatory authorities can be found at:

Candidates must have completed at least two years of an accredited post-graduate residency training program recognized by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada. A list of accredited post-graduate training programs in Canada can be found at: A list of recognized postgraduate training program outside of Canada can be found at:

Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant. A description of each status can be found at:

Candidate Attributes

Successful candidates will have demonstrated:

  • Commitment to and interest in public health and preventive medicine
  • Conscientiousness, reliability, dependability, and organization skills
  • Service orientation, social conscience, and compassion
  • Understanding of and experience with equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Initiative and desire to learn
  • Stress tolerance, resilience, and adaptability
  • Teamwork, social and interpersonal skills, communication skills
  • Integrity and strong ethics

Application Process

UBC’s PHPM re-entry residency positions are offered on a competitive basis by application outside of the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) process. Our Selections Committee will accept application packages from interested candidates any time before January 10, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and offered an interview by the PHPM program Selections Committee. Interviews will take place in February 2023. An introductory meeting with the Program Director prior to applying is strongly recommended (email to schedule an appointment).

A complete application package will consist of the following:

  1. Cover Letter or Personal Statement discussing professional aspirations, interests, and suitability for practice in PHPM (maximum two pages).
  2. Curriculum Vitae including post-graduate residency training, relevant continuing professional development, prior employment, prior medical staff appointments, community-based volunteer or international work, research activities and publications.
  3. Description of Prior Residency Training including details such as dates and duration of rotations, and any requirements for remediation over the course of this training.
  4. Three Letters of Reference including one from an established physician (preferably a public health practitioner) who can speak to the applicant's interest in and aptitude for public health, AND a health authority (or equivalent) senior medical director or hospital chief of staff. The letters should include information similar to that required by CaRMS which can be found at: -referee/.  
  5. Proof of Registration and Licensure with a Canadian provincial Medical Regulatory Authority
  6. Proof of Registration as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

Note: Official transcripts for all post-secondary training including but not limited to undergraduate, post-graduate, and medical school programs (eg.  BSc, MD, MB, BS, MSc, PhD, etc.) will be required 2 months prior to a successful applicant’s start date.

Deadline for applications is January 10, 2023.

Interested candidates should contact:

Dr. Trevor Corneil, Program Director
Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program
School of Population and Public Health
2206 East Mall, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3

Inquiries and applications via email at  

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. 

An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. 

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.