Oculoplastics & Orbit

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Faculty

  • Fellowship Program Director: Dr. Peter Dolman
  • David Rossman, MD
  • Vivian T Yin, MD

Overview

The Oculoplastics and Orbit fellowship at UBC is a one-year program divided into two 6-month rotations. Fellows will be exposed to a wide range of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital pathology, including but not limited to endoscopic and endonasal DCR, orbital decompression, and periocular and orbital cancer resection and reconstructions in a multidisciplinary approach. Depending upon the fellow’s interests, rotation with other subspecialty services (e.g., ocular oncology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery) can be arranged.

The fellow is expected to engage in all aspects of clinical and surgical care and engage in clinical teaching of medical students and residents. Participation in clinical research is highly encouraged and geared towards the interest area of each fellow.

License and Language Requirements

The successful candidate must be licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia prior to start of fellowship. (https://www.cpsbc.ca/for-physicians/registration-licensing/applying)

If English is not the language of instruction at medical school, native language of the country of residence or primary language of patient care, the candidate must prove language proficiency with TOEFL iBT or Academic IELTS exam prior to time of application. A minimal score of 24 is required in each of the four section on the TOFEL iBT or a minimum score of 7 in each component of academic IELTS exam. (https://www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/REG-ELP.pdf)

Funding

The fellowship is currently unfunded; however, in special instances, a stipend or scholarship may be provided.

How to Apply

The application deadline will be April 30th a year prior for the July 1st start date and September 30th the year prior for the Jan 1st start date. All the application material including the reference letter must be all submitted prior to the due date.

Interested applicants please submit the following documents:

1.) Common application form (https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9dagezp0bsq2w8/Fellowship%20application%20form.docx?dl=0)

2.) Letter of intent (word document, 12-font with 1inch margin, 2 pages max)

3.) Updated curriculum vitae

4.) Two recommendation letters (to be submitted directly to the program coordinator)

 

Start Date Application Deadline Notification Date
July 1, 2017 April 30th, 2016 June 30th, 2016
Jan 1, 2018 September 30th, 2016 November 30th, 2016
July 1, 2018 April 30th, 2017 June 30th, 2017
Jan 1, 2019 September 30th, 2017 November 30th, 2017

 

Please return full application to Dr. Peter Dolman via email at viviany@me.com.

Contact

Dr. Vivian T. Yin
Department of Ophthalmology
University of British Columbia
2550 Willow St
Vancouver BC V5Z 3N9
dryin@drvivianyin.com