At Vancouver Coastal Health, we have many exciting opportunities for physicians to grow and advance their careers. VCH is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. Join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
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Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) stands as a global leader in medical care, pioneering advancements in research and education. Our reach extends to over a million British Columbia residents in the Vancouver and Central Coast regions. With 13 hospitals and a network of 2,500 accomplished physicians, we are committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities.
Not yet licensed in B.C.? Learn about Licensure in B.C. and information for International Medical Graduates trained outside of Canada to get started.
Where you'll work
Physicians work in communities across the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, including Vancouver, Richmond and the Coast (which includes the North Shore, Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, Powell River and Central Coast communities). As a physician, you'll work with dynamic teams across all areas of care.
Choose to practice in a smaller community where your broader skills are appreciated or specialize in the bustling city of Vancouver a leading-edge teaching and academic centre, where advanced practice and research complement one another.
Benefits and perks for physicians at Vancouver Coastal Health
- Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities to support your career growth
- Newly negotiated after-hours premium rates for physicians working in Emergency Medicine
- Research opportunities as you join a team to strive to provide leading edge health-care through research and innovation
- Health and wellness supports for you and your family, including counselling, Peer Support, Family Support and a 24-hour helpline
- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
- Working with wrap-around services and multi-disciplinary teams promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement in high quality comprehensive care
Join our team as a Psychiatrist
Psychiatrists are an integral part of the Vancouver Coastal Mental Health team, where we/they are dedicated to delivering unparalleled acute and community-based treatment and rehabilitation services. Our dynamic teams includes over 100 psychiatrists, across multiple communities.Find Psychiatry opportunities
Physician specialties at VCH
Physicians work independently and together with teams throughout many different specialties across our health care team. Learn about a few of the different specialties we're welcoming qualified applications for.
Family and Community Practice
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
A day in the life of a VCH Physician
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Alex Lee gives us a sneak peek into what a typical workday looks like and tells us what he values most about his physician career at Vancouver Coastal Health.
Licensure and credentialing for physicians at VCH
If you are fully licensed to practice in British Columbia, you are immediately eligible as a candidate for vacant positions in Vancouver Coastal Health’s communities.
If you are a physician working in other parts of Canada or applying from overseas, you must have your credentials approved and gain confirmed eligibility for a licence to practice in B.C. through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. There are additional organizations involved in the credentialing of physicians in Canada:
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- College of Family Physicians of Canada
- Medical Council of Canada
If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG) without a credentialing certificate, visit Health Match BC. They provide advice and support with your required preliminary assessments.
If you are trained outside of Canada, the BC Physician Integration Program provides IMGs with a comprehensive orientation and introduction to the provincial health care system. You must be on the registry with the CPSBC.