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UBC Nuclear Medicine

Residency Program

Program Overview


The program is based at the UBC affiliated hospitals listed below. Residents will receive training in core, paediatric and community nuclear medicine, technical procedures and basic sciences including physics, radiopharmacy and radiation biology and protection. Upon completion of the program, the resident will be prepared for clinical, academic or leadership roles in nuclear medicine and be able to demonstrate consultant abilities in the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of nuclear medicine, and the management of a nuclear medicine department.


  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • St Paul’s Hospital
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • British Columbia Cancer Agency
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre
  • Kelowna General Hospital


The PGY-1 year must meet the requirements of the Royal College and will include rotations in internal medicine with emphasis on cardiology, surgery, and paediatrics. The remainder of the resident’s time will be tailored to meet their requirements depending on previous experience and future desires. Training will include rotations in core, paediatric and community nuclear medicine, including 6 months of training in PET imaging. Residents will do a one-month rotation in technical skills. Physics, radiation biology and radiation safety are taught in the academic half-day and in ancillary courses. Residents will be expected to acquire and maintain certification in ACLS and obtain ISCD certification in the interpretation of bone density studies. Residents will also be expected to obtain the necessary skills and credentials to assume the role of a Radiation Safety Officer. Academic Half-Days are held weekly and Nuclear Medicine Grand Rounds are held monthly.


Every resident is required to pursue at least one research project during his/her residency training. Nuclear medicine residents participate in the annual radiology resident research day in June of each year.