Oculoplastics & Orbit

Program Director: Dr. Peter Dolman


  • David Rossman, MD
  • Vivian T Yin, MD


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 Academic IELTS exam, OET Medicine Exam, or CELPIP general exam prior to time of application. A minimal score of 7 is required in each of the components on the academic IELTS exam, minimum grade of B in each compoenents on the OET Medicine Exam, or a minimum score of 9 in each component of the CELPIP General Exam. (https://www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/REG-ELP.pdf)


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

Application & Deadlines

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 (please download Fellowship application form)

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 2, 2023 April 30th, 2022 June 30th, 2022
Jan 1, 2024 September 30th, 2022 November 30th, 2022
July 2, 2024 April 30th, 2023 June 30th, 2023
Jan 1, 2025 September 30th, 2023 November 30th, 2023

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