Clinical Electives in HIV/AIDS

Clinical Electives in HIV/AIDS

Program Overview

Medical students and family practice residents can apply for a clinical elective in HIV/AIDS as part of their clinical education and training. The clinical elective consists of rotations at the John Ruedy Clinic (JRC) at St. Paul’s Hospital. The JRC provides outpatient primary care to HIV positive patients with an interdisciplinary approach. Trainees will participate in the primary care of HIV patients under the direction of an experienced HIV physician. When available and when appropriate, trainees will also have the opportunity to experience other clinics related to HIV clinical care.

Clinical Electives in HIV/AIDS

ELECTIVE OPPORTUNITY LENGTH 

2 weeks – Full Time, or

4 weeks – Full Time

Other elective time lengths may be requested. These requests require review and approval by the Elective Supervisor

ELECTIVE SUPERVISOR 

Dr. Silvia Guillemi

Director of Clinical Education

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

E-mail: sguillemi@cfenet.ubc.ca

COORDINATOR 

Karah Koleszar

Clinical Education Program Coordinator

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

E-mail: kkoleszar@cfenet.ubc.ca


To Apply

Medical Students (in their penultimate or final year)

  • Both UBC/Non-UBC medical students, please apply by referring to the Visiting Student Elective page from the UBC Faculty of Medicine MD Undergraduate Program website, here. The elective that offers the opportunity to attend the JRC is: PHPM-HIV-Vancouver-SPH.
  • Medical students will be reporting to Dr. David Moore for this elective opportunity.

Residents (PGY1 and PGY2)

  • UBC Family Practice Residents (or other residency programs), please send your elective request by contacting the Clinical Education Program Coordinator.
  • Non-UBC Residents, please apply by referring to the Postgraduate Visiting Elective page from the UBC Faculty of Medicine website here, and contacting the Clinical Education Program Coordinator.

Fellows

  • Both UBC/Non-UBC postgraduate fellows, please apply by contacting the Clinical Education Program Coordinator.
  • Infectious Disease postgraduate fellows, please apply by referring to the Infectious Diseases page from the UBC Faculty of Medicine website here.

International Trainees

  • Please note that International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are not accepted at this time.
  • International medical students (in their penultimate or final year), fellows, and physicians may apply for an observership by contacting the Clinical Education Program Coordinator. These requests will require review and approval by the Elective Supervisor.
    • Observerships are a temporary, unfunded appointment which does not allow direct patient contact. Observers will not receive the educational credit that might be required from your university.
  • In order to observe at St. Paul’s Hospital, you must have a license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC). Further information can be found here: