Fellowship Programs

The Radiology Fellowship programs at the University of British Columbia provide advanced post-graduate training to qualified candidates (see Eligibility section) in a sub-specialist setting. Fellows should expect excellent clinical exposure with a good case volume and a supervised learning experience. Fellows are encouraged to participate in basic science and clinical research projects. Protected academic time is provided and the teaching of research methodology, epidemiology, statistics, and study design is offered.

The Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia has a long history of excellence in RCPSC (Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada)-accredited residency training which enriches the scholarly milieu.

UBC Fellowship Programs are usually one-year starting July 1st, however, there are some exceptions indicated on the Fellowship sub-specialty web pages.


Fellowship sites:

UBC, Department of Radiology, offers Fellowships at the BC Cancer Agency, BC Children’s Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, UBC Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital.



Fellowship candidates must have a Medical Degree and Specialty Diploma in Radiology or will be completing an Accredited Residency Program in Diagnostic Radiology in their home country to be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, and therefore, be eligible for a fellowship. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

NOTE: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC approves educational licenses for a maximum of 24 months.

Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) is not required.

Important additional information:

Breast Imaging Fellowship applicants must be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Diagnostic Imaging and must also be eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

 Pediatric Radiology Fellowship applicants should have completed or been eligible to write their Royal College of Physicians of Canada Certification examinations, American Board of Radiology examinations or equivalent.


Application Timeline:

Some Fellowship Programs accept applications year round others have set application openings and deadlines indicated on their subspecialty web page. Application openings typically start sixteen to seventeen months prior to the Fellowship start date. Please refer to each subspecialty web page for The Program application opening.

No applications will be accepted incomplete or after the deadline.


Letter of References:

Applicants are required to provide 3 Referees’ contact details at application. Please make sure to refer to FAQ section for more details about Letters of References.

NOTE: The email addresses are different for each Fellowship Program and are listed with the Fellowship Program Director’s name on each subspecialty Fellowship web page. Applications are not reviewed without all three reference letters at the time of the deadline. All Letters of References for shortlisted candidates will be verified directly with the Referees.



Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Most interviews are conducted on-site within 6-8 weeks of the Fellowship’s application deadline. All travel costs are the candidate’s responsibility.  The Department of Radiology is moving away from conducting Skype interviews, however, special circumstances may be accepted.



Due to the high volume of applications UBC, Department of Radiology Fellowship Office is unable to answer questions regarding the status of your application.  To understand the status of your application, please refer to the website for messages:  “Shortlisted candidates have been contacted.”


English Language Requirement:

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (“College”) approves educational licenses for UBC Radiology Fellowships and states:

Any candidate for licensure in British Columbia must have the ability to speak, read and write English to the satisfaction of the Registration Committee. For English language requirements Please visit https://www.cpsbc.ca/for-physicians/registration-licensing/applying. 

Note: Candidates who attended medical school in Quebec where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must meet the current English language proficiency requirements.


Sponsored Applicants (Persian Gulf State)

The University of British Columbia has contractual sponsorship arrangements with the following Persian Gulf State Governments:

Saudi Arabia- Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and UAE.

The fellows who are sponsored by the governments of these countries are considered Sponsored fellows. If you are from these countries please contact your appropriate sponsored specialty medical board or bureau for UBC Radiology Fellowship application process.


Self-Funded Applicants:

Self-Funded applicants are the applicants who are funded by an agency or institution (i.e. hospital, university, etc…).

If you are applying for a self-funded position the UBC Radiology Fellowship Office must receive your Guarantee of Funding Letter with your application.


Online Fellowship Application Form:






Please refer to FAQ section for more details and important tips regarding each topic.


Fellowship Programs:

The University of British Columbia, Department of Radiology, offers fellowship positions at 6 Hospital / Clinic sites noted below with each Fellowship Program.  All  applicants may apply for a maximum of two Fellowship positions from the choices below (with the exception of Interventional Radiology and Pediatric Radiology):