Thoracic Surgery

Contacts

Division-Head : Dr. John Yee
Director of Postgraduate Education : Dr. John Yee
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Fellowship Director: Dr. Anna McGuire
Director of Undergraduate Education : TBD
Contact – Senior Administrative Assistant : TBD

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Overview

The University of British Columbia offers two-year, ministry of health funded (MOH), Thoracic Surgical residency program leading to Thoracic Surgery certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We also offer a one-year advanced thoracic surgery fellowship. The Division of Thoracic Surgery is located at Vancouver General Hospital in association with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, a tertiary care referral center for the entire province of British Columbia.

The Thoracic Surgery Resident MOH Resident Training Program covers the full spectrum Thoracic Surgical diseases, including: lung transplantation, benign and malignant foregut and esophageal surgery, mediastinal and chest wall surgery, as well as minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques. Our close geographic proximity with the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA Vancouver Site) has allowed opportunity to develop special expertise in complex thoracic oncological problems.

Royal College of Canada Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

The University of British Columbia Thoracic Surgery training is comprised of clinical exposure in Thoracic Surgery, and four months in Cardiac Surgery. The next available position is July 1, 2019 for two year program. The program is available for a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has successfully completed their General Surgery Residency Training, and is eligible to take the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Fellowship in General Surgery Exams.
Objectives are available on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada website.
Application details are available on the Canadian Thoracic Surgeons website.

We invite you to email submissions to Mr. Glenn Pabilona glenn.pabilona@vch.ca.
Please include a letter of interest, three reference letters, and transcript (PDF). The UBC Thoracic Team will review and request interview if approved. Formal application process will be initiated with successful candidate only. For more information on Postgraduate Medical Education at UBC please visit – http://postgrad.med.ubc.ca/prospective-trainees/.

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

The University of British Columbia through the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Vancouver Coastal Health offers a 12 month program of advanced training in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
The next available position is July 1, 2018 for this 1 year program. The program is available for International or Canadian applicants, who have successfully completed their Thoracic Surgery or Cardiac Surgery Residency Training and are eligible for educational licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC). For further information on details of funding and advanced thoracic surgery objective, please contact the Fellowship Director or the Postgraduate Education Director.

We invite you to email submissions to Mr. Glenn Pabilona glenn.pabilona@vch.ca.
Please include a letter of interest, three reference letters, and transcript (PDF). The UBC Thoracic Team will review and request interview if approved. Formal application process will be initiated with successful candidate only. For more information on Postgraduate Medical Education at UBC please visit – http://postgrad.med.ubc.ca/prospective-trainees/.

Elective Rotations

  • Postgraduate training elective rotations of one to three months will be considered. Please address your request to as above
  • Undergraduate training electives of two weeks are occasionally available for out-of-province third year medical students.
    Applications are available from the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Dean’s Office.