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Recruitment – Why Fraser?


Throughout the academic year there are numerous medical student and resident information sessions offered by Fraser Health Greater Vancouver UBC Psychiatry Program. These include UBC Medicine Residency Information Night, Fraser Psychiatry Annual Resident Appreciation Lunch, and the upcoming UBC Fraser Summer Psychiatry elective.

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Below are quotes from residents describing some of their experiences in the Fraser Health Greater Vancouver UBC Psychiatry Residency Program.

 ‘The collegial and caring relationship between staff and residents is truly amazing in Fraser Health. Staff psychiatrists are always friendly and approachable, and take a personal interest in my individual educational goals. This is a true resident-focused program.’ – Resident PGY-2

 ‘My family and I love living and working in Greater Vancouver. It is a safe, affordable, and diverse metropolitan area. Greater Vancouver offers the perfect balance of city life and nature with the mountains, ocean, and forests close at hand – Resident PGY-1

 ‘The academic training is terrific in Fraser Health. Not only are there incredible elective opportunities in every psychiatric sub-specialty, but also the unique and fun educational rounds have really enhanced my clinical skills’ – Resident PGY-3

 ‘Fraser Health is large enough to offer all the benefits of a large, teaching hospital while at the same time providing an enjoyable, flexible community atmosphere. This is unlike anywhere else I have worked, and that is the reason I chose to stay on as staff after my residency’ – Recent graduate and current staff Psychiatrist

 ‘The program is highly responsive to resident needs. Our opinions and requests are taken seriously and acted on quickly. Staff have always had time for me and I have felt like a key part of the clinical team from day one of residency.’ –Resident PGY-5

“The hospital ‘culture’, highly focused on teaching over service, residents are treated with respect, great relationship with other professionals (nursing, social workers, OT, security!, etc), good balance of autonomy and supervision, friendly & approachable staff that are very interested in teaching, good mix of patient presentations (pure psychiatric issues/substance use/marginalized populations/different cultures etc), smaller program feel with big program benefits, lots of interaction with residents in same and different years, significantly lower cost of living, easy transit to Vancouver, the mild weather.  I love living and working in BC, it’s an amazing and beautiful place with so much to see and do. I’ve lived here all my life and I’m still discovering new things.” – Resident PGY-2

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