Residents work across the province in a variety of sites to provide care to British Columbians and skills and experience for independent practice. Below is information compiled by your fellow residents on some of the sites they have worked. If you have anything to add to these sections, or have a site to add, please let us know.
BCCH and BCWH are located at 4480 and 4500 Oak Street, respectively. As BCWH and BCCH are currently under construction you will be directed once on site to where you can obtain an id and where the admin contact is located. A map is available here.
Parking is available around the hospital, however, you must be careful to read the signs closely. Many staff members have been towed and ticketed.
If you opt to park onsite you can pay staff rates (as of Oct 2015) approx 6$ 12 hours, 10$ 24 hours), just ensure you park in staff/visitor parking. Stalls specific to “patients” will not accept staff rates.
You can acquire a global parking pass at Parking Services as of 2013 this was in the “Chest Building” at VGH. The fee is $40.
There is a bike locker. You must report to the admitting/information desk in women’s and they will give you a key to the locker for a small fee (~$20 as of Oct 2015)
There are several buses that come by see translink for full details
There is an intra-hospital shuttle available, details can be found on any hospital computer.
Resident Lounge/Call rooms
Study area in the 4th floor of the women’s health building
Out of Hospital
The closest food is at 25th and Oak where there is a small collection of restaurants and a Safeway.
There are VERY limited food options late at night so it’s important to pack a good selection or you will be eating from the vending machine.
If you need help you can call locating, just pick up the phone and call zero.
The current way BCWH is organized is as follows:
Royal Columbian Hospital is located at 330 East Columbia Street in New Westminster. A map is available here. The administrative contact for the Medical Education office is Anna Esposito.
Daily parking is available in a lot on Keary Street for $5.25 per day. To apply for monthly parking, complete this form. Monthly parking is $45. You can also park in STAFF parking lots at Fraser Health Sites, including RCH.
There are 2-hour parking spots located around the hospital (map) in the more residential areas. A good place to look is on the streets directly above the hospital between East Columbia and Richmond streets.
Bikes can be stored either outside the Emergency Department or in the underground parking lot off Keary Street.
Sapperton Skytrain station is less than a block from the hospital. There are also numerous bus routes in the area (the closest being the 155, 128 and C9). Use the TransLink Trip Planner to assist you in selecting a route.
None at this site.
Need to grab a quick snack or drink? Try these in-hospital locations.
Sapperton is an up-and-coming area in New Westminster with many nearby options to satisfy your hunger.
Medical Education is located in the Basement of the Health Care Centre (see directions). It has an exercise space, TV, games, computers and call rooms.
Computers can be accessed in the following locations:
There also computers in some of the wards, but the above locations are preferred by residents.
Residents are reminded to be conscientious of patient confidentiality when dictating. Dictations can be completed in Resident Lounges and Call Rooms.
Richmond General Hospital is located at 7000 Westminster Highway. The admin contact is Caroline D’Sa, her office is in the ground floor rotunda and she provides parking passes. A map of the hospital is available here (last page).
Residents can get the staff parking rate ($4.50/day) in the parkade
The Doctor’s parking lot is reserved for staff physicians
There is free street parking along Azure Road, usually a 5 minute walk from the hospital.
The bike cage is inside the parkade, with the entrance off Gilbert Road. It requires card access. Showers care shared with the cardiac clinic.
407 bus stops outside the hospital
Canada Line to Brighouse, then a 10 minute walk to the hospital
None at this site
Computers are in the library on the ground floor (open 8am – 4pm).
Residents are reminded to be conscientious of patient confidentiality when dictating. There is no dedicated dictation area, you can use any house phone.
Cafeteria on 2nd floor, yellow zone
Monday to Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm
Weekends & Stats 8:30am – 7:00pm
Starbucks in main atrium
Richmond Centre is a ten minute walk away with many restaurants and a food court
There are also a number of restaurants on No. 3 Road
Richmond Jubilee Hospital is located at 1952 Bay Street. A map is available here.
Street meters: $0.25 for 10 minutes
Parking meters: $2.75 for 2 hours
Parkade: $2.25 for first hour, each additional hr $1.25, Maximum Daily rate: $16.00
Weekly Permits: $26.75 (purchase at parking machines)
Temporary parking for RJH and VGH employees for $85/month
Parking Pass is available at the VGH parking office near the cafeteria entrance.
Bike parking available at both sites – swipe card should allow you access.
BC Transit: take the #8, #10, #11 (Fort Street side) or #14
Coronation Annex, 2nd floor
Computer workstations available in both lounges, ER, and on the floor. Generally you’re able to dictate at any of these stations.
Library at RJH is across from Coronation Annex lecture theatre CA125
Susanne Phillips, Program Manager
UBC Regional Specialty Training Programs-Vancouver Island
Royal Jubilee Hospital Rm 108 Coronation Annex
1952 Bay Street
Victoria BC V8R 1J8
T: 250.519.1509 I F: 250.519.1500
Angela Dawe, Senior Program Assistant
UBC Regional Specialty Training Program-Vancouver Island
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Room 106 Coronation Annex
Victoria, BC V8R 1J8
T: 250.370-8111 x13700 F: 250.519.1500
Many rotations will require time at both hospitals. Pediatrics wards are exclusively at VGH.
RJH is close to downtown and may be within walking distance depending on the area in which you’re staying.
Call room space is ample at RJH.
Surrey Memorial Hospital is a publicly funded hospital in the city of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Located at 13750 96 Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3V 1Z2 SMH is accessible by public transit including Expo line Skytrain to King George Station and Bus 96. A map is available here.
Parking at the hospital: North, South, & Tower Parkade
Cost: $5.50/day or $45/month, about $500/year
No street parking anywhere close by
Bike locker located in one of the parkades, and one of the UBC administrators, Barbara Shield, will provide you with access to.
There are also some bike racks in front of the main entrance of the hospital.
Shuttle from/to: King George skytrain station to SMH and JPOCS outpatient clinic.
Where to get parking pass
You pay at the cashier on the second floor at SMH, in the connection between Critical Care Tower and the North building (older part of hospital), and you take the receipt to Kathleen McIntosh (administrator) on 3rd floor of Critical Care tower (UBC office), and she will give you the pass.
Admin contact/ID services
Food options (in hospital and nearby) & hours of operation:
The following are all across from the hospital, walking distance:
Subway, Queseda, Tim Hortons, Dairy Queen, Brown Social Restaurant
There are many other restaurants and bars that are about 3-10 min driving distance.
There are 20 brand new Call Rooms and a very large resident lounge with a big fridge, water cooler, microwave, and TV. SMH is in the process of getting some gym equipment for the lounge as well.
For some rotations, for example, General Surgery Residents are required to travel between SMH and JPOCS outpatient clinic in one day.
There is also a walk-in clinic, physiotherapy, and massage therapy clinic across from the hospital.
The Library is on the 3rd floor of the Critical Care tower, right beside the Call Rooms and Residents have access 24/7. There is one librarian at the library Tues-Friday 8am-4pm.
Location of Resident Lounge and/or Call Rooms
3rd floor on the Critical Care Tower – at the end of the hallway beside the library.
Location of Computer Work Stations and where to dictate
There are 2 computer stations in resident lounge, and 4-6 computers at the library. Residents will have access to these 24/7.
There are phones in every call room (total of 20 call rooms), as well as 1 phone in the resident lounge and 2 phones at the library.
St. Paul’s Hospital is located at 1081 Burrard Street in Vancouver. A map of the hospital is available here. There is an orientation prior to residency where administrative information is provided. You can also speak with your program administrator. Providence Health Care ID photos are taken at VGH.
Driving to work every day is not recommended, as it is difficult to find parking at SPH parkade unless you come at nursing shift change (7am, 7pm). Most residents live nearby or take public transit/bike.
For a parking pass call VGH employee parking services: 604-875-4111 (Ask for Parking Services)
There is a special lock-up area located in the Parkade of the hospital. You will need to have access added to your ID swipe card. Please call Protection Services at 68819 for access. Do not lock your bike to anything other than a bike rack, or it may be removed by Security.
Buses that go near SPH include:
#1 Burrard Station/Beach,
#2 Macdonald â€“ 16th Avenue/Burrard Station
See http://tripplanning.translink.ca/hiwire for details/trip planning from your location
The hospital shuttle goes from SPH to Youville Residence, with stops on the way at BCCA, VGH, GF Strong, and Children’s Hospital. It runs weekdays. The first one leaves at 0705 and the last one leaves at 1705, in thirty minute intervals. Another shuttle goes from Youville Residence to SPH, with the same stops. The schedule is available here.
Resident Lounge/Call Rooms
Resident lounge and call rooms are located on the 6th floor of the Burrard building. The elevator right across from the gift shop goes straight up to the call room area.
Computer workstations are at every Wallaroo along the ward hallways
Each ward has a small dictation room with a phone and computer, usually behind/close to the nursing station
There is no librarian stationed here, but it is a nicely decorated study space in the basement of the hospital.
Out-of-Hospital food options include restaurants on Davie Street most of which open until 9pm.
Vancouver General Hospital is located at 899 West 12th Avenue in Vancouver. The Photo ID Processing Centre is located at in Room 17 of the basement of the Doctors Residence, 2775 Heather Street. To obtain photo identification, you have to bring a piece of government- issued photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, Citizenship Card, etc). Hours are Monday – Friday, 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:30, with the exception of statutory holidays. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-875-4560. A map of the hospital is available here.
The main VGH parkade is located on Laurel St, between 12th and 13th Avenue, across the street from Jim Pattison and Centennial Pavillion. Daily parking is $8.00 if you show your hospital ID, otherwise it is $18.75 for 24 hours. Parking is also available at Diamond Health Care Centre (entrance on Laurel between 12th and 11th).
For a parking pass call 604-875-411 ext 21622 or 604-875-2000 Ext: 6865 or email email@example.com for more information.
There are many 2-hour parking spots around the hospital (eg. on Oak between 12th and 11th), however be warned that residents who exceed this 2-hour stay have been ticketed by the City of Vancouver.
The new VGH Cycling Centre is located at 866 West 10th Ave in Vancouver. It offers more than 170 indoor bicycle parking spots, including 12 electric bicycle spots, lockers, showers, towel service, a lounge and a bike repair room for maintenance and tune-ups. For more information, visit the centre during business hours or email VGHCyclingCentre@vch.ca.
Buses 15, 17, 9 and 99 B-Line all stop on West Broadway, close to VGH. Use the TransLink Trip Planner to assist you in selecting a route.
There is a shuttle bus that travels between St. Paul’s Hospital, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver General Hospital, GF Strong, and Children’s Hospital daily Monday-Friday from 07:00-17:30, except statutory holidays. The schedule is available on VCH Connect (VCH Connect >> Programs and Services >> Inter-Hospital Shuttle Bus / Commuter Centre >> Inter-Hospital Shuttle Bus >> Shuttle Schedule), or at the Information Desk on the main floor of Jim Pattison Pavillion.
Located on the 2nd floor of Centennial Pavillion. You will need to swipe your access card to gain access to rooms. Call rooms are allocated to residents assigned to various hospital-based services, and your service chiefs can provide you with the room codes
The Doctor’s Lounge is also located on the 2nd of Centennial Pavillion, next to the call rooms. You will be able to gain entry with your access card. There are computers available for looking up laboratory and imaging results, and phones were you can dictate.
There is a large Biomedical Branch Library on the second floor of Diamond Health Care Centre, which has a constantly updated catalog of medical textbooks and journals. There is 24/7 swipe card access (contact Brookfield GIS for access firstname.lastname@example.org). They are staffed throughout the da, but hours change for the summer. Check on the UBC Library website for full hours, including weekend and holiday hours, which vary depending on the time of year.
You can access Library Services via the hospital Intranet (called “VCH Connect” – opens up whenever you open Internet Explorer on a hospital computer).
UpToDate is available on all hospital computers through VCH Connect as well, through a link on the main page.
Drug information is available through VCH connect also, by clicking on the “Lexicomp Online” link on the main page.
Outside of VGH campus, places to eat include Falafully Good donairs and shwarma (3170 Oak St, between 15th and 16th), Shizen Ya sushi (1102 W. Broadway), 24/7 Thai (986 W Broadway, next to 7 Eleven; usually open until 3:00am), and Banana Leaf Malaysian food (820 W Broadway, Vancouver). There is also a Whole Foods market located near Broadway and Cambie (510 W 8th Ave).
Victoria General Hospital is located at 1 Hospital Way. A map of the hospital is available here.
Weekly permits: $26.75 (purchase at parking machines)
Temporary parking available for RJH and VGH employees for $85/month
Parking pass available at VGH parking office near cafeteria entrance
Bike parking available at both sites, swipe card should allow access
BC Transit: take the #14, #22, or #39
VGH Simply Puur (Cafeteria)
Tim’s On the Go
Resident lounge and call rooms at VGH is near emergency department at Island Medical Program
Left off main foyer Room S254
phone: (250) 727-4204
VGH is a 10-15 min drive from downtown.
VGH has a booking system where you write your name on the call room door the day of your call shift.
Food options are minimal.