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Overview – Open House

2020 Open House Dates:


What to expect?

The Open House is informal. The urban, regional and rural sites will each have a 10 minute presentation. Within that time, the sites in that particular stream will give a brief highlight about their site. These presentations will be repeated in the afternoon.

In addition to the brief presentations, applicants will get the chance to visit the booths set up for each site in the atrium. Applicants will have many opportunities to meet with current residents and faculty from across the province during the day and to explore what each site has to offer.

Applicants should be prepared to spend 3 hours on top of your interview to attend all of the site presentations and chat with the residents.


Resident Social

Our residents have organized a social event at the end of the Open House:


Date:  January 18, 2020

Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Location: The Cove Neighbourhood Pub (3681 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC)

Social RSVP: https://forms.gle/Xf36Vf1bsSFbazyu6


Date: January 25, 2020

Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Location: Coppertank Grill (3162 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC)

Social RSVP: https://forms.gle/Xf36Vf1bsSFbazyu6


Date: February 1st, 2020

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Location: Penny Farthing Pub (2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC)

Social RSVP: https://forms.gle/HsLNMKZyg812e3jp7




2020 Interview Dates

  • Saturday, January 18 (Vancouver)
  • Friday, January 24 (Vancouver)
  • Saturday, January 25 (Vancouver)
  • Saturday, February 1 (Victoria)

Interviews will be held on UBC campus in Vancouver with one exception (Feb 1).  CMG and IMG applicants can choose to attend interviews in any location. Interviews will be in-person only.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend one interview regardless of the number of sites they apply.

Interviews are mandatory and will be in-person. 

Some applicants may schedule an interview which does not fall on the Open House day. However, we strongly encouraged everyone to attend the Open House, even if your interview doesn’t fall on the same day. This gives you a comprehensive understanding of what each of our Residency Training Site has to offer, and it is the only opportunity for you to meet with residents and site directors.

CMG & IMG Interviews: Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) will be used to assess the suitability of applicants. The interview is approximately 45 minutes in length. It is semi-structured and conducted by family physicians, health care professionals, and residents. The interviewers will not have prior knowledge of the applicant’s file. This allows for unbiased assessment and scoring.