General Surgery Residency Program Events

Residents Research Day Thursday, May 17, 2018 (0730 – 1600)

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Visiting Professor is Dr. Paola Fata. Assistant Dean, Resident Professional Affairs, The WELL Office. Associate Professor of Surgery, McGill University. The detailed program will be sent out closer to the date.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please be sure to register online..

Accreditation statement
The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.  This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 6.25 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.


Graduating Residents’ Dinner (1830 – 2200)

Vancouver Lawn, Tennis & Badminton Club  | 1630 West 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6J 2K7


W.H. Sutherland & Thomson Memorial Awards:

The Sutherland and Thomson Awards are each awarded to General Surgery Residents in their final year of training and presented at our Residents’ Research Day & Graduating Resident’s Dinner .

The W.H. Sutherland Memorial Award has been established by the family in honour of Dr. W.H. Sutherland who was Chief of Surgery at Shaughnessy Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital. The W.H. Sutherland Memorial Award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to the most outstanding resident in General Surgery.

The Frank B. Thomson Memorial Award: Dr. Frank Thomson was a leading general surgeon with outstanding surgical judgement and was a “stickler” for excellence. He was instrumental in the training of many young surgeons.
The Frank B. Thomson Memorial Award is given to the resident who most exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding clinical General Surgeon.


The recipients of the awards will be announced at the Graduation Dinner.