Welcome! If you are looking us up for your Carms Match, take a look around at our Site. You’ll get a sense of who we are. Our UBC Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice Residency Program is in our eighth year and we currently have 17 wonderful residents. We would love to have you join us!
Family Practice remains strong in Abbotsford and Mission. As a group, we believe that family doctors should be well-trained as generalists and should have the skills to provide ongoing care to the entire population. We believe that family doctors should be able to work in the hospital and community setting and so we have you learning side-by-side with physicians who are skilled in both environments. We believe that it’s through this collaborative and patient-centred approach that you’ll evolve into an excellent physician!
Our site is very busy and you’re likely to get exposure to a variety of patient cases and demographics. We’re also fortunate in that competition for rotations, electives, and patients is minimal. That means you’ve got a multitude of opportunities here to learn and we encourage you to be creative and self-directed in driving your own journey. For example, our maternity department delivered over 2,000 babies last year. Our ER department receives over 50,000 visits per year. The Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Center is a 300-bed facility in which family doctors and specialists work closely together. Our proximity to and distance from Vancouver put us in a unique position where we have access to tertiary care but manage our acute patients more so than in larger urban centres.
What is it like to live here? For those outside the West Coast, be prepared to bring your winter gear… but just so you can go skiing! We have hot summers and moderate (wet) winters. We get snow on average less than 1 week per year. You can access Vancouver in 1 hour, Seattle in 2 hours, and Whistler in 3 hours. Your friends and family can visit by flying directly to Abbotsford. As part of the Lower Mainland we’re still relatively affordable and easy to drive around in with minimal traffic. Of course, there’s the range of outdoor BC activities that you’ll have easy access to including hiking, kayaking, golfing, skiing, mountain biking, and ice climbing. And if you love volleyball, we host an annual tournament each year between our Residents and Preceptors!
We’ve intentionally built our site around our residents. You will become part of our team, and we invest in you with the expectation that you will contribute to the growth and improvement of the group.
Our track record so far is that we make happy, successful residents! Yes, you will work hard and you will be challenged, however you will make enduring friendships and you’ll have loads of fun!
Most of all, we hope you consider a future in Family Medicine.
Dr. Holden Chow, Site Director
Phone: 604.851.4700 ext. 642326
Our Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice Residency Program is located at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC).
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
32900 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 0C2
Map of ARHCC and Parking
To learn more about our site, please view the UBC Family Practice CaRMS Residency Site Comparison.
Learn more about the City of Abbotsford here.
We are honoured to work on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Lower Fraser Salish peoples of the Sema:th (Sumas) and Matsqui Nations.