Royal Columbian Hospital and Eagle Ridge Hospital

How To Set Up Clinical Experiences At RCH/ERH

Thanks for your interest!  We are keen teachers and have a large number of learners rotating through our sites each block.  We do our best to accommodate all applications but unfortunately, we have much more demand than supply.  

UBC Medical Students

For junior medical students:

  • You may contact us directly to arrange a few shadow shifts.

For senior medical students:

  • Electives are organized centrally.
  • If you wanted an elective at RCH but couldn’t get one, and you’re interested in our Fraser EM program, we are happy for you to contact us to hear more about the program/set up a shadow shift etc.


Junior Medical Students from Out of Province or Out of Country 

  • You should typically have already identified a preceptor.
  • You and your preceptor should contact Drs. Green and Wong, who will help you arrange the rest.
  • In order to have patient contact, you must have a license from the BC college.  Prerequisites and further information can be found here. There is a very strict 6 week deadline to arrange this.


Senior Medical Students from Out of Province or Out of Country

  • Senior medical students arrange electives through UBC. Further information can be found here.
  • If you are interested in our EM program but couldn’t get an elective with us, please feel free to email if you’d like to meet us, arrange a shadow shift and/or see our site. We understand that it can be hard to get electives with us.


Resident Electives

  • UBC Residents: This is typically organized through your home program. If you need help, please contact us directly. 
  • Out of province residents: Please contact us directly.