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University Of British Columbia Medical School Admission Requirements

Selection Factors & Academic Criteria

University Of British Columbia

The number of year one positions available for 2016/17 is 288 which includes up to 14 positions available to Aboriginal applicants and up to 5 positions available to applicants to the MD/PhD program. A maximum of 29 positions will be available to out-of-province residents.

The 288 positions are allocated to four campuses: 192 at the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program; 32 at the Island Medical Program (in Victoria); 32 at the Northern Medical Program (in Prince George); 32 at the Southern Medical Program (in Kelowna). All positions are filled based on the same selection criteria, however, a Rural/Remote Suitability tool is also used to assign students to the Northern Medical Program and up to 10 seats at the Southern Medical Program.

Canadian citizens/permanent residents may apply.

Three years full-time university/college is required.

The minimum acceptable average for in province applicants is 75% on a 100% scale. The minimum average for out-of-province applicants is 85% (visit the website for up-to-date information on minimum academic standing).

The MCAT is required (please visit the website for information on MCAT eligibility).

Six credits of English are the only required prerequisites. Taking courses in biology, biochemistry, chemistry and organic chemistry are strongly encouraged.

Other Factors

  • Special Consideration:

    • N/A

    Deferred Admissions:

    • Considered, but only granted in exceptional circumstances.

    Transfers:

    • Rarely granted. Considered only after completion of two years of medical studies in Canada or the United States in a school that is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools and the Liaison Committee.
  • Interviews

    • These take place in early-mid February, 2016. For the September, 2016 entering class there were 575 British Columbia residents interviewed and 81 other residents of Canada interviewed for a total of 656 applicants interviewed.
  • Offers of Admission:

    • Offers are mailed mid-May, 2017. A $1,000 non-refundable acceptance deposit is required.

    Combined Programs:

    • MD/PhD
  • Application Details

    • An electronic application process is available in early June, 2016. The deadline for receipt of the application is September 15, 2016 (interviewed applicants who are required to submit supplementary information must do so by mid-February 2017). The application fees are $117.50 for residents of British Columbia with BC transcripts only; $151.00 for residents of British Columbia with any out-of-province transcripts; and $173.75 for residents outside British Columbia.

Admission Rates

Contact Information:

MD Undergraduate Admissions, Faculty of Medicine, Dean’s Office,
University of British Columbia, 317-2194 Health Sciences Mall,
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604-875-8298

Fax: 604-822-6061

E-Mail: admissions.md@ubc.ca

Website: http://www.med.ubc.ca/education/md_ugrad/%20MD_Undergraduate_Admissions. htm

Apps: http://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/admissions/online-appl

Adapted from AFMC 2017 Admissions Requirement- MedApplications (Parria Educational Services Inc.) takes no responsibility for the data published. It is the sole responsibility of each user to verify the published information with the official institutional resources.

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