- have a medical degree from a medical school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and deemed eligible by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
- be able to provide a request for registration to the registrar from the department or division head, and the associate dean of postgraduate medical education, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
- be legally entitled to live and work in Canada
- meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements
Postgraduate fellows must have
- completed the educational requirements for certification as a specialist as determined by the RCPSC, OR
- obtained recognition as a medical or surgical specialist in the jurisdiction of practice immediately prior to applying for registration with the College.
Note: There is a two-year maximum allowable extension. In exceptional and extenuating circumstances, three years may be granted (limited up to one additional year).
Please allow six weeks for the application to be processed.
- All postgraduate fellows must apply to, and be approved by, the postgraduate dean’s office at the University of British Columbia before being granted registration with the College.
- The College requires the approval of the postgraduate fellow’s appointment from UBC and a letter of request from the department head under whose supervision s/he will be training.
- Once UBC has approved the postgraduate fellow’s application, the College will be informed via email.
- Upon receipt of that email, the College will mail the postgraduate fellow an application package with further instructions. All of the forms must be completed and mailed back to the College at least six weeks prior to the training start date. Note: Failure to complete all of the forms and meet the deadline could result in registration not being granted on time.
- Once all the above steps have been completed, the postgraduate fellow must contact the College to arrange for an interview. All original documents (passport, medical degree, specialty certificate, etc.) must be brought to this interview. Registration will be granted at that time.
- A non-refundable fee of C$140 is required to complete the application process. A portion of this fee ($40) is required to complete a criminal record check. The remainder ($100) is a registration fee.
- A renewal fee of C$100 is required each year registration as a postgraduate fellow is maintained.
- The certificate of professional conduct must be issued by the postgraduate fellow’s current regulatory authority and be dated 60 days prior to the start of the appointment.
- All international medical graduates (IMGs) must submit their documents to physiciansapply.ca for source verification.