UBC Enhanced Skills Program H2SUM (HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health)

Apply for 2024/2025 by January 15, 2024

Admissions: https://postgrad.familymed.ubc.ca/enhanced-skills-program/admissions/.

Program Overview

In collaboration with the UBC Department of Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program (PGY3), the BC-CfE and the VCH – Vancouver Department of Family and Community Practice is pleased to offer a 3-month postgraduate training program.

This program will enhance the skills of family physicians in the areas of HIV, viral hepatitis, substance use disorders and mental illness. It will provide a comprehensive approach to the care of vulnerable and marginalized populations across the province and equip family physicians with the tools to manage the needs of complex patients.


Enhanced Skills Program H2SUM (HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health)


CCFP certification, or 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:

To be determined upon discussion with applicant. There will opportunities to attend a variety of clinics associated with the VCHA and the BC-CfE including the Urban Health ward at SPH.

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. Val Montessori
Director of Clinical Education
Co-chair of the CDET of the BC-CfE
Head-Division of Infectious Diseases SPH
E-mail: vmontessori@bccfe.ca


To apply, please visit the UBC Enhanced Skills Program Admissions page. Prospective 2024/2025 residents Applications are currently open.

Apply for 2024/2025 by January 15, 2024 https://postgrad.familymed.ubc.ca/enhanced-skills-program/admissions/


Questions regarding the UBC Enhanced Skills Program H2SUM (HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health) can be sent via email to:
Clinical Education Team BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS E-mail: education@bccfe.ca

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