Medicine

Medicine
Faculty of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Information accurate as of: May 13th 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Medicine website. For further details, please visit: http://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/

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The goal of the MD Undergraduate Program is to provide learning environments that are conducive to effective knowledge acquisition and the development of clinical skills. This allows students to become involved in patient care early on in their medical education. While there are traditional lectures and laboratory sessions, much of the preclinical education involves small group problem-based learning. The MD Program is designed to educate and train students in communities across BC where there is an urgent need for more doctors, particularly in rural, northern and island areas. A total of 288 medical school seats are now available across four regional medical programs:

  • 192 students in the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP); based at University of British Columbia’s Point Grey Campus
  • 32 students in the Southern Medical Program (SMP); based at University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus
  • 32 students in the Island Medical Program (IMP); based at the University of Victoria
  • 32 students in the Northern Medical Program (NMP); based at the University of Northern British Columbia.

The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, fee-for-service organization that provides a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service for medical training throughout Canada.

If you are interested in residency training at UBC please refer to the CaRMS website for application deadlines, required documentation, and eligibility requirements.

The Aboriginal Residency Program offers First Nations/Aboriginal medical graduates, including those interested in Aboriginal heath care issues, with an opportunity to give special attention in their family practice residency programs to the challenging health care issues facing First Nations or Aboriginal people.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine delivers clinical training throughout the province of British Columbia. In addition to Family Medicine, the Faculty offers 70 specialty and sub-specialty training programs. All training programs are recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

To find out more about the wide range of postgraduate training opportunities on offer at UBC, including a list of the 70 specialty training programs, please browse the program website.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Prerequisite Courses: Each applicant must complete one year of coursework in English. Consult the Prerequisite Chart for specific course numbers and other important information.
  • Recommended Courses: General Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Courses in behavioural sciences, biometrics, statistics and physics are recommended, but not required.
  • MCAT Scores: These scores are required for admission. For information on how the MCAT is used, please see the MCAT section under Evaluation Criteria.

For more information about MCAT admission requirements, please visit the MD program’s website.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Minimum Academic Standing: BC applicants with an overall average of less than 75% and out-of-province applicants with an overall average of less than 85% will not proceed further through the application process.
  • Minimum Credit Requirement: Students must meet the minimum requirement of 90 credits. These must be 90 university-transferable credits with grades taken at a post-secondary institution. AP, IB and A Level credits cannot count towards the 90 minimum credits.
  • Transcript Requirements: All applicants must submit ONE set of official transcripts, in sealed and endorsed envelopes issued by the Registrar(s) of the home institution(s), from ALL post secondary institutions attended, to the MD Undergraduate Admissions Office by the application deadline.

The MD undergraduate online application system (OAS) opens in mid June and closes in mid September. Admissions decisions for most programs are made May. This application system is separate from the regular undergraduate online application for UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the MD Program’s Application Timeline page for more information.

The Faculty of Medicine welcomes applications from qualified Aboriginal applicants. The Aboriginal admission process of the Faculty has a target of 5% of the annual complement of funded seats in the first year M.D. Undergraduate Program. Aboriginal applicants can apply either to the regular stream of admission or to the Aboriginal admission stream. Applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal will be considered under the Aboriginal admission process as well as under the regular admission process.
It is recommended that self-identified Aboriginal applicants achieve a competitive grade point average. Their academic scores will be reviewed at the discretion of the Aboriginal Admissions Sub-Committee.
If you wish to apply as an Aboriginal applicant, you will be required to write an additional essay and submit proof of ancestry, which will be reviewed by the Aboriginal Admissions Subcommittee. Based on your completed application, you may be offered an interview with the Aboriginal Interviewing Panel. Please contact the Aboriginal Student Initiatives Coordinator in the Faculty of Medicine at 604.875.8298 (ext 68946) or email James Andrew for further information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

James Andrew
Aboriginal Student Initiatives Coordinator
Dean's Office, Admissions
Faculty of Medicine

Tel: 604 875-4111, Extension 68946
E-Mail: aboriginal.md@ubc.ca

Medicine
Faculty of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy Combined Program (MD/PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 13th 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Medicine website. For further details, please visit: http://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/

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The M.D./Ph.D. is an integrated program jointly offered by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Its purpose is to provide selected and highly qualified students the opportunity to combine their medical school experience with intensive scientific training in pursuing a career as clinician-scientists in a chosen field. The program is designed so that students can receive the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees after successful completion of six to seven years of enrolment. The program is built upon the regular M.D. curriculum, but is further customized to meet the unique career goals of individual students based on their background, previous research experience, and their chosen medical field of expertise. Graduates of the M.D./Ph.D. program are trained as competent physicians, as well as skilled scientists who can sustain a successful and competitive clinical investigative career.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science with First class standing (or equivalent), and have fulfilled all the requirements of acceptance into the four-year medical curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, as well as the doctoral requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • MCAT: All applicants are required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT); however, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional.

For more information, please visit the MD/PHD Admissions page.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Two Applications: Applicants must be made to both the MD Program at the MD admissions online webpage and the MD/PhD Program  through the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies online webpage.
  • Transcripts: All applicants are required to upload scanned copies of supporting documents (including transcripts) as part of your MD/PhD application.
  • References: Referees will receive an automatic e-mail (sent to the e-mail addresses entered in the “Referees” section) asking them to provide a reference letter to the online application on the applicant’s behalf.

Students applying to MD/PhD Program are required to submit two sets of application – one for the MD Program, one for the MD/PhD Program.

To view specific program dates and deadlines for the MD application, visit the MD Program’s Application Timeline page for more information.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus is responsible for applications to all graduate programs. Visit the Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies website for a list of Application Deadlines to all of its graduate programs.

Applications to the MD/PhD combined program requires two separate applications to both the MD and the PhD programs. While the MD program has an Aboriginal Admissions policy, the PhD program does not have any separate policy for Aboriginal applicants.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Jane Lee, Program Coordinator
UBC M.D./Ph.D. Program
2894 Detwiller Pavilion
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
Tel: 604.822.7198
Fax: 604.822.7917
Email: md.phd@ubc.ca
Web: www.med.ubc.ca/mdphd

Experimental Medicine
Faculty of Medicine

Graduate Degree in Experimental Medicine (MSc and PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 30th 2016. Retrieved from the Experimental website. For further details, please visit: http://exp.med.ubc.ca/

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The Graduate Programs in Experimental Medicine Program are intended for individuals seeking a career in research. Experimental Medicine is the study of the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Modern experimental medicine represents a rapidly growing body of knowledge involving the determination of diseases processes and the development of appropriate therapies. Specialties within the Experimental Medicine Program include: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Immunology, Medical Oncology, Molecular Biology, Nephrology, Neurology and Respiratory Medicine. Students may work with investigators located on the main campus of the University of B.C., or they may work in laboratories located off campus.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Students normally posses a B.Sc. in life sciences, biology, zoology, biochemistry, or related disciplines, or have an M.D., D.M.D. or D.V.M.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Master’s Degree: Students normally posses a M.Sc. in life sciences, biology, zoology, biochemistry, or related disciplines, or have an M.D., D.M.D. or D.V.M. Students with first class standing during their undergraduate degree and demonstrated experience in research can be considered for direct entry to a PhD program.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Memo of Acceptance from a Research Supervisor: Applicants may contact as many potential research supervisors and when the applicant has found a Research Supervisor, they should advise the Experimental Medicine Office
  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Experimental Medicine Graduate Program Admissions page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Virginia Grosman
Senior Program Assistant
Experimental Medicine | Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
10th Floor, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 1M9
Tel (604) 875 4111 ext. 63140
Fax 604 875 4886
Email medi.exptlmed@ubc.ca