The Department attracts trainees from across the globe, offering cross-training in genomics, proteomics, computer science, informatics, pathology, biology, oncology, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical trials and business. The Vancouver Prostate Centre, a UBC Centre of Excellence offers an ideal environment for training basic and clinical scientists, and helps retain and recruit highly trained clinicians and scientists – both essential components of successful translational programs.
In 2016, the VPC had trained 48 graduate students, 37 post-doctoral / clinical fellows, and 30 undergraduates. Our graduates have gone on to careers in basic biomedical and clinical science. These students come from Canada, USA, Australia, Japan, China, the Middle East and Europe. In the Postgraduate programs, the Department currently has 15 residents and 4 clinical fellows.
The UBC Department of Urological Sciences provides a training program in all aspects of urology, and is one of a total of 12 such programs in Canada. The duration of residency is five years following graduation from medical school. This is comprised of two years of core surgical training followed by three years of exposure to all spheres of our specialty.
The Department of Urologic Sciences is dedicated to the ongoing subspecialty training of postgraduate Urology trainees. To this end, we offer fellowship training programs in multiple areas and continue to add more.
The Department of Urologic Sciences provides extensive support to the undergraduate curriculum in the form of formal didactic lectures within the medical school infrastructure, supervision of small group work, and development of contemporary teaching aides such as online case based learning modules.