Enhanced Skills Program in HIV/AIDS

Enhanced Skills Program in HIV/AIDS

Program Overview

**Program running until the end of spring 2021

In collaboration with the Enhanced Skills Program (PGY3) in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) Clinical Education and Training Program is pleased to offer a 3-month postgraduate training program.

This program supports the professional growth and development of family physicians wishing to expand the scope of their primary care practice and to achieve competence in providing optimal care for patients with HIV/AIDS.

On successful completion of the program, the R3 resident will be able to assess HIV positive patients and initiate antiretroviral therapy, monitor and identify patients with treatment failures and toxicities, assess HIV-related co-morbidities, and provide a comprehensive care plan to HIV positive patients.

Enhanced Skills Program in HIV/AIDS

  1. CCFP certification, or
  2. Eligibility for CCFP certification (current or expected to be obtained within the Enhanced Skills (ES) residency year); that is, a resident in their final year of FM residency, or a physician who is practice-eligible to sit the CFPC certification examination during the ES residency year.
Length of Program: 3 months (12 weeks) – Full Time
Curriculum Competencies: All participants of the program will foster all competencies in family medicine, as set out by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. For complete details on the learning outcomes, please read our program outline.
Sample of Clinical Activities:
  • Outpatient HIV primary and specialty care (John Ruedy Clinic), outpatient pharmacy, and antiretroviral (ARV) therapy clinics: 8 weeks
  • Inpatient care (Urban Health Infection Unit ward): 2 weeks
  • Various HIV specialty clinics in Vancouver: 2 weeks

For complete details on clinical activities, please read our program outline.

Continuing Medical Education: Opportunities exist to participate in a variety of bi-weekly teaching rounds on HIV-related topics offered by the BC-CfE Clinical Education and Training Program. All R3s are encouraged to present in one of the BC-CfE Journal Clubs. For more information on BC-CfE events, please contact: education@bccfe.ca
Program Directors: Dr. Tina Webber
Program Director, R3 Enhanced Skills Program, UBC
E-mail: tina.webber@ubc.ca

Dr. Silvia Guillemi
Director of Clinical Education, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Program Director, R3 Enhanced Skills Program in HIV/AIDS, UBC
E-mail: sguillemi@bccfe.ca

To Apply

To apply, please visit the UBC Enhanced Skills Program Admissions page.

Prospective 2020-2021 Residents
Applications are currently closed. UBC will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year starting July 1, 2019.

Questions regarding the UBC Enhanced Skills Program in HIV/AIDS can be sent via email to:

Kate Vanstone
Clinical Education Program Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
E-mail: kvanstone@bccfe.ca
Phone: (604) 682-2344 ext 66877