ubc okanagan medical school requirements

Last Updated on August 7, 2022

MD UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Doctor of Medicine (MD)Meet the health-care challenges of tomorrow with a career based on evidence-based practice, critical reflection, lifelong learning and the highest standards of professionalism.

Why study medicine in the BC Interior?

EXTENSIVE HANDS-ON LEARNING

Benefit from outstanding exposure to patients and clinical training experiences.

ENTHUSIASTIC PRECEPTORS

Learn one-on-one with an engaged community of more than 1,000 healthcare professionals.

CLOSE-KNIT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Foster close professional relationships with faculty, staff and classmates at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA

Train in 30 different small and rural communities throughout the BC Interior.

SCHOOL/LIFE BALANCE

Experience playtime and downtime in BC’s Interior, exemplified by great four-season weather, some of Canada’s most stunning landscapes, and boundless recreation opportunities.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW

Program Overview

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MD Undergraduate program is highly competitive. Preference is given to BC residents with only 10 per cent (29 seats) of the annual seats available for out-of-province applicants. To be eligible to apply and enter the MD Undergraduate Program, applicants must have the following:

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada status
  • a minimum of 90 university-transferable credits (with grades) completed by April 30 in the year of program entry
  • a competitive Overall (or Adjusted) Academic Average to receive a full file review consisting of a full academic evaluation, a non-academic evaluation and, where appropriate, an Aboriginal Essay and/or Rural Remote Suitability Evaluation
  • a valid Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) with minimum scores
  • a minimum of 6 credits of prerequisite courses (or equivalents) in English

Courses in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry are strongly recommended, but not required. Visit the MD Admissions website for complete overview of admission requirements and timelines.Curriculum

Deadlines and Fees

Information Sessions

How to Apply

YOUR CAREER OPTIONS

With clinical training widely distributed throughout British Columbia, we offer a unique approach to postgraduate medical education and support our learners to pursue lifelong learning opportunities and build lasting community connections.

UBC offers Family Medicine, together with 70 specialty and sub-specialty training programs recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The duration of training varies from two years for Family Medicine to four to seven years for other specialties and sub-specialties.Family Medicine and Specialty Program

Subspecialty Programs

Special Program

Further Studies

MEET YOUR PEERS AND PROFS

Find out what students, faculty, and alumni have to say about UBC’s Southern Medical Program at ourstories.ok.ubc.ca.

OPPORTUNITIES AND SUPPORT

Becoming a physician is no small undertaking, but the MD undergrad experience is fostered by a UBC community and partners who root for your success. Learn more about research, funding and student-support opportunities that can help you reach your goals.Undergraduate Research

Funding Opportunities

Student Affairs

WELCOME TO UBC OKANAGAN

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. In the psychology program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.

Tour the Campus

Sports

Living in Residence

The Okanagan: What to Expect

APPLY TO UBC MEDICINE

Refer to our Help Guide for full application instructions.

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