Royal Columbian Hospital and Eagle Ridge Hospital
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Royal Columbian Hospital is a 450-bed acute care regional hospital serving the communities of New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam. It is the tertiary referral centre for the Lower Mainland east of the Vancouver city border. Because of its close proximity to the freeway and industrial area, this hospital has one of the busiest emergency departments in the Lower Mainland and sees approximately 78,000 emergency patients per year.



Eagle Ridge Hospital is a 90-bed hospital located in Port Moody, BC. It is part of the Fraser Health Authority and serves the rapidly growing TriCities area. Eagle Ridge Hospital has a busy emergency department with over 50,000 patient visits per year, and is staffed with the same group of doctors who work at the Royal Columbian Hospital.


CaRMS 2020

It's CaRMS time! The Fraser (Emergency Medicine) Residency Program is affiliated with the University of British Columbia, and is based primarily out of Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster (20 minutes from Vancouver Downtown). Time is also spent rotating through Surrey Memorial Hospital and Eagle Ridge Hospital.

Learn more about the Fraser Residency Program

Check out our previous CaRMS videos!



CEPA Mission Statement & Values

Clinical excellence
To provide exceptional and comprehensive emergency care for all patients

To be accountable to each other and our patients

To encourage an environment that supports all facets of emergency medicine including, but not limited to, research, education, and teaching while promoting unity within the group.

To promote the evolution of emergency medicine as a specialty within all areas of the healthcare system and the community

To foster well-being in our patients, our colleagues and ourselves


RCH Grand Rounds 2020-2021

Jan 22, 2020

Grand rounds will resume in September. Have a great summer!

Welcome Dr. Tom Green as the new Fraser Residency Program Director

Sep 30, 2019


With the departure of the venerable Dr. Caroline Tyson from from the role of Fraser Residency Program Director this summer, Dr. Tom Green has stepped up to the plate, becoming the second in this position. 

Thank you, Dr. Caroline Tyson, for your leadership!

Sep 30, 2019


Dr. Caroline Tyson was the first Program Director for the Fraser Residency Program after UBC's Emergency Medicine Residency program became a distributed model. Under her strong, caring, and pioneering leadership, she has cultivated the Fraser Residency to be an exception emergency medicine training site. Two cohorts of FRCPC certified residents have graduated from her guidance during her 6 year tenure.