Path Residents




Pathology Residency Program

The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is the academic home to a wide variety of exceptional individuals who create and convey knowledge related to the causes (etiology) and mechanisms (pathogenesis) of disease, enabling translation into improved diagnosis, prognosis and management of patients and populations (service). This in large part defines the “business” we are in. The Department has major roles in undergraduate medical and residency education, continuing professional development-knowledge translation (CPD-KT), and in the education of allied health professions.

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Specialties we offer:

PLEASE NOTE: Medical Biochemistry is now a subspecialty and applications are submitted through the CaRMS subspecialty match.
https://www.carms.ca/en/residency/msm/

General Pathology

Program Director: Dr. Michael Nimmo
Vancouver General Hospital
Clinical Professor, UBC
Email: michael.nimmo@vch.ca

Anatomical Pathology

Program Director: Dr. Brian Skinnider
Vancouver General Hospital
Clinical Associate professor, UBC
Email: brian.skinnider@vch.ca

Hematopathology

Program Director: Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren
Hematopathologist, BC Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate professor, UBC
Email: svercauteren2@cw.bc.ca

Medical Microbiology

Program Director: Dr. Chris Lowe
Virology Laboratory, St. Paul’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Email: clowe@providencehealth.bc.ca

Neuropathology

Program Director: Dr. Ian Mackenzie
Neuropathologist, Vancouver General Hospital, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Professor, UBC
Email: ian.mackenzie@vch.ca

Medical Biochemistry

Program Director: Dr. Sophia Wong
Medical Biochemist, Vancouver General Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Email: sophia.wong@vch.ca

Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion medicine is an Area of Focused Competence (AFC) program, and is accredited by Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.
For more information and to apply, pls contact: Program Director: Dr. Karen Dallas

Want to Apply? UBC Pathology Residency Program accepts applications through CaRMS.

Fellowships

Unfortunately, there are no UBC funded fellowships in Pathology. However, fellowships funded by a specific hospital site are sometimes available. These include cytopathology at the BC Cancer Agency, general surgical pathology through Royal Columbian Hospital, and possibly GI pathology through Vancouver General Hospital. Enrollment in such a fellowship is at the discretion of the individual preceptor.

Fellowships funded through external agencies (eg. IMG residents wishing to complete additional training in a specific area or CMG residents funded by an agency to complete additional training in a specific area) are sometimes available at the discretion of the individual preceptor. In the past, such fellowships have been completed in Bone & Soft Tissue, Head & Neck, Breast, Gynecologic, Gastrointestinal & Hematopathology.

Although we do provide certificates of completion, fellowships are not credentialed by the Royal College.

Pls contact Shelley Berkow, Residency Program Manager for more information.

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