Message from the Division Head
General Internal Medicine (GIM) is a highly appealing subspecialty for medical students, residents and physicians who are interested in complexity and comfortable with uncertainty. We diagnose, treat and care for adults with multiple medical conditions in both the acute care and ambulatory settings.
Our Division has great breadth and depth in areas such as hypertension, thrombosis, perioperative medicine, obstetric medicine, eating disorders, and complex and chronic diseases. Division members are actively engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education via the Clinical Teaching Units and the clinics. We have faculty with expertise in medical education, point of care ultrasound, quality and patient safety, and innovative research ranging from basic science to social determinants of health.
Division members attend on the Clinical Teaching Units, ED Triage and Medical Consult services at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital. Obstetric Medicine is primarily sited at the BC Women’s Hospital. Many of our faculty also do rural and remote outreach in northern British Columbia.
The UBC GIM Subspecialty Training Program (R4-5) provides outstanding training for residents preparing for a career as a GIM consultant. We are working towards implementing Competency-based Medical Education as per the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. We are very proud of the program and aim to expand the number of GIM subspecialists we can train to meet the community need throughout our province as well as replenish our academic faculty.
GIM is the backbone of acute hospital care and multi-system chronic disease management in Vancouver. We work collaboratively with our colleagues in primary care, medical and surgical specialists, nursing and the allied health team to deliver the best care possible.
Dr. Nadia Khan, MD, FRCPC, MSc, ASH Clinical Specialist in Hypertension
Professor and Interim Head, Division of General Internal Medicine
Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences
Associate Member, School of Population and Public Health