General Practice Residency Training Program
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The Faculty of Dentistry offers eleven General Practice Residencies (GPRs) annually. The appointments are tenable at one of three UBC teaching hospitals, i.e., BC Cancer Agency, BC Children’s Hospital, and Vancouver General Hospital. The GPR program provides advanced postgraduate training in several dental specialties. It includes clinic and operating room dentistry, weekly continuing-education seminars and community education rotations to Haida Gwaii and Vietnam. While on rotation, residents gain insights into orofacial oncology, maxillofacial prosthodontics, oral medicine/pathology in healthy and immunocompromised patients, oral and maxillofacial surgery, TMJ dysfunction, geriatric dental care, exodontia, endodontics, orthodontics and general dentistry under IV sedation and general anesthesia. Each resident also has the opportunity to rotate through non-dental disciplines such as anesthesia and ENT.
The residencies are salaried positions with union benefits, including one month's vacation. They are therefore especially valuable to recent graduates, and non-established dentists seeking additional training in general dentistry within a hospital setting.
Selection is by application and personal interview. Eligible candidates must be graduates from accredited Canadian or US dental schools. Foreign graduates are eligible to apply providing they have passed the NDEB examinations.
The Director of Postgraduate and Hospital Programs is Dr. Christopher Zed. The application form and an information sheet are available for download in PDF format. The application deadline is October 19th and interview dates are in early November.
Further information may be obtained from:
Dorothy K. Stanfield
Manager, Postgraduate Community Programs
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
338 - 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3
Tel: (604) 822-0345
Fax (604) 822-4532
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