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Pediatrics

The 4 year Pediatrics Postgraduate program is distributed to two partner sites and affiliated teaching hospitals in the Lower Mainland and throughout the province.

The training program includes ward work and case conferences on general medical and sub-specialty ward services supervised by members of the Faculty. The residents are given progressive responsibility for patient care on medical wards. Investigation and management of disease in ambulatory patients is provided under the direction of faculty members in the General Pediatric Medicine and medical specialties. There is significant exposure to community and Social Pediatrics through rotations in community settings including outside of the Lower Mainland. There is also significant opportunity for experience in Global Health.

In the Department of Pediatrics there is ample subspecialty exposure. At present, the following have subspecialty training programs: Adolescent Health, Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Developmental Pediatrics, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics, Haematology / Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Respirology, and Rheumatology. There are opportunities for research and affiliation with BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

The program's objective is to provide graduate physicians, interested in a career in a community hospital or an academic centre, with three core years training in Pediatrics. The core training program will consist of graduated experience in the clinical teaching units at the BC Children's Hospital. Rotations are offered in all of the sub-specialty training programs. The fourth year may be a General Pediatric year, preparing trainees for community pediatrics practice, or the first of two or three years of subspecialty training in one of the above programs.

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