Welcome to UBC’s Family Medicine CaRMS Pages!
Message from the Program Director
We invite you to familiarize yourself with our program, and the residents, physicians and teams that make it all happen. The UBC Family Medicine Residency Program is situated on the unceded and traditional territories of many First Nations across BC and the ancestral home to Indigenous People including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit in the province of British Columbia.
UBC’s Family Medicine Residency Program — currently representing the largest Family Medicine Residency Program in Canada — is a two-year program accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Our distributed training is delivered at 23 sites across the province, ranging from large urban centres to rural regions of B.C, in all corners of this beautiful province. The program includes two Indigenous sites, that in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, furthering UBC’s commitment to prioritizing cultural safety, humility and reconciliation as an integral part of our training program.
Over the course of the two-year program, residents prepare for evidence-based practice by gaining direct experience working in hospital and community-based settings and engage in a wide variety of scholarly activities. There are opportunities to develop foundational skills routed in the four principles of Family Medicine:
The family physician is a skilled clinician.
Family medicine is a community-based discipline.
The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population.
The patient-physician relationship is central to the role of the family physician.
At the UBC Department of Family Practice, we provide for familiarity to enhanced skills, especially in our rural sites during the 2 years of training, as well as opportunities for further skill development beyond.
While each of our training sites follows standard curriculum objectives and assessment processes, all our 23 sites are unique, offering residents an opportunity to help serve diverse populations in varied environs and giving residents the ability to gain a broad range of skills tailored to their interests.
Additionally, we have a diverse range of residents who come from across the world. With the highest proportion of IMGs of any residency program in Canada, we aspire to welcome all into BC, with the hope that they will live, learn, and practice. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our geography, our faculty, our residents and ultimately, our program.
Dr. Josh Greggain BSc MD MMngnt CCFP FCFP FRRMS (He / Him / His)
Program Director, Family Practice Residency Program Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia