Pathology 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/

Anatomical Pathology

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

Transfusion Medicine

Program Director: Dr. Andrew Shih
Medical Director/Regional Medical Leader, Transfusion Medicine, Vancouver Acute/Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Email: Dr. Andrew Shih

Medical Microbiology

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

Hematopathology

Program Director: Dr. Kate Chipperfield
Hematopathologist, BC Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Email: kate.chipperfield@cw.bc.ca

Interested in applying for Hematopathology in the upcoming CARMS match? Contact Dr. Kate Chipperfield, Program Director.
Join Our Residency Family! Video

Medical Biochemistry

Program Director: Dr. Sophia Park
Medical Biochemist, Royal Columbian Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Email: sophia.park@ubc.ca

Neuropathology

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

Interested in applying for Neuropathology in the upcoming CARMS match? Contact Dr. Ian Mackenzie, Program Director.

Podcasts: interviews with PDs

There's More Than Meets the Microscope - Dr. Kate Chipperfield

September 15th, 2020 | 45:33 |

Approaching the Bench: From Law to the Lab - Dr. Mike Nimmo

September 1st, 2020 | 01:43:25 |

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.

Where in the world are our graduates?

Meet our Staff

Dr. Michael Nimmo
Executive Program Director
Clinical Professor UBC
Vancouver General Hospital
Email: michael.nimmo@vch.ca
Shelley Berkow
Residency Program Manager
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
10th floor – Room 10125/10127
2775 Laurel St
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Tel. (604) 875-4892
Shelley.Berkow@pathology.ubc.ca
Mayumi Shimada
Residency Program Assistant
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
10th floor – Room 10125/10127
2775 Laurel St
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Tel. (604) 875-4111 ext 68709
pathology.residencyasst@ubc.ca

Professional Advancement Learning Series (PALS) One hour interactive presentations that provides “information you can’t get from a book”