“NEW” Royal College Enhanced Skills Program

The Division is pleased to be able to offer a new opportunity for Royal College Specialty Program graduates to undertake a period of Enhanced Skills training in Palliative Care. The program is funded by the Koerner-Owen Endowment, and is for between 1 and 3 months, open to physicians from any primary specialty who have completed their specialty/subspecialty training.

Though supported administratively by the UBC Postgraduate Office, this is an unaccredited program and will not lead to any form of certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It is designed for BC specialists to enhance their skills in delivery of a palliative approach to care within their primary specialty, and/or improve access to palliative care in underserved areas in BC.

The first deadline for applications was December 31st, 2020, and three positions have been offered, with expectation that the training will be completed between March 1st 2021 and Feb 28th, 2022.

Please click here to find further details of the program description.

The next application cycle will be posted when funding is available. It will be posted here and advertised through Faculty of Medicine e-mail lists.