Clinical Fellowships


Please note: Clinical Fellowship or Post-graduate Training positions may not be available every year.


Clinical Fellowships

A Clinical Fellow is a post-M.D. trainee who is pursuing further clinical or research training in their own specialty and has successfully completed all of the time and examination requirements which would allow them to be listed (registered) as a specialist in their home country.

The candidate MUST supply a letter from the postgraduate specialty college in their home country (with notarized translation if applicable) indicating that they have met the training requirements for a specialist in that country. The letter should indicate the number of years of training necessary to achieve specialist status in the program, and examinations necessary to achieve specialist status.

The candidate MUST provide proof (original with notarized translation if applicable) of successful completion of all examinations listed in the above letter.

Those candidates, who do not meet the above Fellowship eligibility criteria, but have sufficient postgraduate training to warrant admission to a Postgraduate Program at UBC, will be designated as “Postgraduate trainees“. Supporting documentation would include all specialty training certificates and a letter from the applicant’s specialty college.


Post-Graduate Trainee

A Postgraduate Trainee is a post-MD trainee who is pursuing further clinical or research training in their own specialty, but has not yet completed sufficient training that would allow them to be listed (registered) as a specialist in their home country. Applications will also be considered from individuals who have met the time requirements of training but who have not succeeded in the examination requirements of their specialty. This requirement will only be waived if the candidate is within a two year period of examination eligibility.


Note: Training provided for the above appointments is NOT evaluated by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and will not be considered for positions as a paid physician assistant, nor postdoctoral research trainees, nor subspecialty residents.


Please see menu at left for details about Eligibility and the Application process.