Fellowship Programs

The Radiology Fellowships at the University of British Columbia provide advanced post-graduate training to qualified radiologists 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 and funding for conferences is available. 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 is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for specialist training purposes in clinical radiology.

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, Dr. Linda Warren & Associates (505 Clinic), St. Paul’s Hospital, UBC Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital.

 

Application Timing:

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, for example: applications for Fellowship Programs starting, July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2019, open in March or April, 2016. Please refer to each subspecialty web page for The Program application opening.

 

Application Deadlines:

Some UBC Fellowship Programs accept applications throughout the year, however, please refer to each Fellowship sub-specialty web page to note their deadline date. No applications will be accepted incomplete or after the deadline.

 

Letter of References:

Applicants are required to provide 3 Referees’ contact details at application. The applicant’s Radiology Training Program Director must be included as Referee #1. Each Referee (or their Administrator) is required to email their Letter of Reference (as a pdf, on their Institutional letterhead, addressed to the Fellowship Program Director).

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 time of deadline. All short-listed candidates will have their Letters of References verified directly with their Referees.

 

Interviews:

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 is the candidate’s responsibility.  The Department of Radiology is moving away from conducting Skype interviews, however, special circumstances may be accepted.

 

Communication:

Due to the high volume of applicants 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:  “Short listed candidates have been contacted.” Again, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Eligibility:

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 be eligible to write their Royal College of Physicians of Canada Certification examinations, American Board of Radiology examinations or equivalent.

 

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.

Candidates are considered to have met the proficiency requirements if

1. the language of instruction at medical school was English, and

2. the primary language of patient care was English, and

3. the first and native language of the country where the candidate was granted their medical degree is English.

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.

UBC Radiology Fellowship Programs allow 4 months, after offer and acceptance, to achieve this College requirement. For further details please see the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC web link: https://www.cpsbc.ca/for-physicians/registration-licensing/applying .

 

Attention Self-Funded Applicants:

If you are a Candidate from a country where your government or an institution offers self-funded fellowships in Canada, the UBC Radiology Fellowship Office must receive your Guarantee of Funding Letter with your application.

 

Attention Persian Gulf State / Sponsored Applicants:

We are pleased that The University of British Columbia has contractual sponsorship arrangements with some Persian Gulf State Governments. Please contact your appropriate sponsored specialty medical board or bureau for UBC Radiology Fellowship application process. Saudi Arabian applicants are requested to apply through the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau at: www.saudibureau.org

 

Fellowship Programs:

The University of British Columbia, Department of Radiology, offers fellowship positions at 7 Hospital / Clinic sites noted below with each Fellowship Program. Interventional Radiology Fellowship applicants should apply ONLY to the Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program.  As well, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship applicants should apply ONLY to the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program. All other applicants may apply for a maximum of two Fellowship positions from the choices below: