Practicing as a Physiatrist requires a broad range of knowledge across multiple medical disciplines; including, Neurology, Orthopedics, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Cardiology, Respirology, and many others. Physiatrists must also be knowledgeable about the practices and treatments offered through Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics, and adaptive technologies.
Physiatry is a rapidly growing and exciting field that is in high demand in many regions across Canada and globally. The University of British Columbia offers Royal College Accredited Post Graduate training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, elective opportunities for in-province, out-of-province, and out-of-country medical learners at the resident and medical student level. The division also offers a Neurorehabilitation and Spasticity and fellowship.