GI Fellowship

UBC offers a twenty-four-month training program towards Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in adult gastroenterology. Trainees will acquire consultancy skills in both inpatient and outpatient management of disorders in gastroenterology and hepatology. Research is a mandatory aspect of the training program. Training in endoscopy will include diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. The trainee will gain a good working knowledge of advanced therapeutic techniques but are not expected to learn how to perform ERCP, EUS, or ESD.

The two-year program is divided into twenty-six, 4-week blocks with 7 blocks of inpatient gastroenterology in each of the two years. There will also be rotations in radiology, pathology, GI medical oncology, hepatology with transplantation exposure, community GI, and electives.

Didactic and peer group learning in academic quarter-day occurs once a week from July through to May of the following year. Promotion is currently by graded responsibility and based on CanMeds objectives. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Competence by Design program is projected to be implemented started July 2018.

How to Apply

Applications from Canadian internal medicine trainees in their third postgraduate year are competitive and accepted through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). Applications from a foreign medical school graduates are handled through the Office of the Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, UBC.


Further information about the program can be obtained from Dr. Eric Lam, Program Director, Adult Gastroenterology.