The UBC Division of Nephrology is a key component of the tertiary education program for medicine and related health sciences for the University of British Columbia. Through its active undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education programs, the Division is responsible for the training of medical students, interns, residents, sub-specialty residents in nephrology (SSRNs), rotating trainees in general medicine, anaesthesia and other relevant disciplines, graduate and doctoral students, and clinical and research fellows. These programs attract trainees from across Canada, and from Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The primary sites for undergraduate and graduate training are at VGH and SPH/Providence Healthcare with elective opportunities available in all the health authorities, including Fraser Health, Vancouver Island, Northern Health, and the Interior.
Funding support for the educational programs of the Division is provided by UBC, through the BCPRA, and from partnership contributions through the Division of Nephrology and corporate partnerships. In 2012, our Divisional program directors include Dr. Suneet Singh (Undergraduate Programs), Dr. Peter Neufeld (Post-graduate Programs), Dr. Adeera Levin (Continuing Medical Education), and Dr. Olwyn Johnston (Transplant Fellowship Program.