Education

The Department of Medicine plays a major role in the Internal Medicine and Royal College specialty programs of the University of British Columbia. Grand Medical Rounds and a large number of specialty Rounds and presentations are held weekly.  The Department also supports the UBC Department of Medicine Academic Half Day attended by all UBC Medicine Residents. 

The Department of Medicine also plays a major role in Undergraduate Program for the University of British Columbia. Members participate in the subspecialty blocks of the 2nd year undergraduate curriculum and are preceptors in the problem-based learning sessions. The Department members are also actively involved in 2nd year bedside teaching, 3rd year clinical clerk rotations, exams, and academic half days, as well as 4th year selective and elective rotations.

Our goal is to provide a program dedicated to excellent teaching in the context of superb clinical care. Teaching is a high priority for the Department, as we take very seriously our responsibility to train the next generation of clinicians and clinician scientists, who represent the future of health care and research. The members in the Department also conduct world-class research and serve as mentors to trainees considering careers in academic medicine.

Grand Medical Rounds

Weekly Department of Medicine Grand Rounds offer a range of clinically relevant, educational topics for a generalized audience of students, residents, fellows and faculty. Grand Rounds are an accredited group learning activity for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Grand Rounds are held on Thursdays at noon in the Cullen Family Lecture Theatre, Level 1, St. Paul's Hospital. They are also broadcast live to various locations around the province. 

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Noon Rounds

For three noon hours per week, patient-centered reviews are presented by the different Divisions. The topics cover both inpatient and outpatient, and are interactive. Other health disciplines, including radiology, pathology and medical ethics (as appropriate) are involved.

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CME Courses

Members of the Department are active participants in numerous Continuing Medical Education activities at the local, provincial, national and international levels. In addition, several Divisions offer highly rated annual courses.

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