BC CLINICAL ANESTHESIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM Explore Your Options: Learn More About Available Opportunities


In collaboration with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC FoM), College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC), and regional health authorities- The British Columbia Ministry of Health is offering up to six 12-month anesthesiology fellowships based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Kelowna General Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital.

The Anesthesia Fellowship Program is the first of its kind and represents an innovative approach to training as well as recruitment and retention.


The fellowship positions are designated for US-trained physicians who have successfully completed a four-year anesthesiology residency accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and have completed US licensing examinations. Applicants must also be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Anesthesiology to be considered for this unique opportunity. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) will undertake an assessment of training to ensure the training meets Canadian specialty-specific training requirements. Accepted candidates will be eligible to write the RCPSC certification exam in Anesthesiology upon completion of a set amount of training.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have the legal ability to live and work in British Columbia.


Upon accepting a fellowship position, successful candidates are required to sign a two-year Return of Service (RoS) Contract. The Province funds the Participant’s 12-month anesthesiology fellowship in exchange for provision of public anesthesiology services for a two-year period in a Ministry/health authority identified community of need upon completion of the fellowship and successful licensure to practice independently in BC. The RoS contract is available here on the Ministry of Health website or email ReturnofService@gov.bc.ca.


The fellowship program runs on the July 1st to June 30th academic year cycle. Applicants should apply to the fellowship program as soon as possible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted by March 1, 2021.

A completed competitive application includes: a personal statement; most recent CV; completed application form with supporting documents; and a digital photograph. Preference will be given to suitably qualified Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

*Note: Applicants must also apply to the RCPSC for an assessment of training immediately upon submitting the fellowship application to UBC.

Additional information on the application process, eligibility requirements, clinical and academic structure can be found on the UBC Faculty of Medicine website.

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