Our global health electives are a distinguishing feature for our residents

Did you know that the Department of Pediatrics and the pediatrics residency program at UBC have an interest in social pediatrics and the health of vulnerable children and youth?

Residents have opportunities to engage in resident- driven local health advocacy projects, outreach programs within Western Canada (including Whitehorse, Smithers/Hazelton, Hartley Bay, and Haida Gwaii), and global child health initiatives, including social pediatrics electives and electives overseas. Partnerships exist with hospitals in several countries, including South Africa and Australia.

Dr. Riley Chen-Mack, Lead Resident, shares Dr. Moodley’s sentiments about the impact this opportunity provided for him during his residency:

Our global health electives are a distinguishing feature for residents (ex. South Africa), but there is ample opportunity for residents to gain rural pediatric experience in smaller communities all over BC (ex. Prince George, Terrace, Haida Gwaii), due to elective opportunities and intermittent outreach trips with visiting paediatricians. These rural opportunities have been my favourite part of the program!

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