The University of British Columbia is home to the only Faculty of Medicine in British Columbia. It provides innovative educational and research programs in the areas of health and life sciences through an integrated and province-wide delivery model. Founded in 1950 with a graduating class of 60 students, it now has more than 3,400 students and learners at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and provides teaching to several thousand additional students from other disciplines at UBC.
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Welcome to the UBC Faculty of Medicine website. As a unique institution in British Columbia, the Faculty provides innovative educational and research programs in the areas of health and life sciences through an integrated and province-wide model.
Our faculty members, students, staff and alumni are actively engaged in leading edge research, education and community service on university and hospital campuses across the province. Together we aim to create knowledge and advance learning that will make a vital contribution to the health of individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Our programs include medical undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development educational programs, midwifery, medical laboratory science, audiology and speech sciences, and physiotherapy and occupational therapy. We provide our students with the opportunity to train in both urban and regional settings across BC, work in interdisciplinary teams, conduct research, and work as community advocates and partners.
Throughout the province, our faculty members are committed to training the next generation of physicians and scientists. They are recognized internationally for their research in the areas of health and life sciences. Their work aims to advance knowledge in the causes and treatments of diseases, improving the quality of life for all individuals and communities.
This is an exciting and challenging time in health care, both at home and around the world. The UBC Faculty of Medicine works with many collaborating institutions including B.C.'s six Health Authorities, the University of Victoria, the University of Northern British Columbia and others, to deliver the best educational and research programs needed to address the health and life sciences needs of our society. We are fast becoming the largest and most complex medical school in North America.
The UBC Faculty of Medicine is committed to ensuring the success of our students and alumni, and to contributing to the health of individuals and communities. I invite you to learn more about us on our website today and in the future. This is a dynamic gateway for information and communication about the Faculty, which continues to change and adapt. Thank you for your interest.
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Our Strategic Direction is the Faculty's strategic plan of The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine. In support of UBC's Place and Promise strategic plan, it is a living document that guides our decision-making, aligns our priorities and drives our academic and budget decisions with the goal of helping us meet our commitments and fulfill our vision for the future: Through Knowledge, Creating Health.
We contribute to the health of individuals and communities locally, nationally, and internationally by fostering excellence, innovation and scholarship in education, research, and care.
Our Values & Principles
Our thinking and actions are guided by four key values: Excellence | Mutual Respect | Caring | Integrity
For links to programs, admission requirements and processes, see the admissions page.
Prospective students are advised to consult the UBC Calendar as well for all programs except the MD postgraduate programs. Admissions to MSc and PhD programs is a collaborative process between the individual Faculty of Medicine Departments and the Faculty of Graduate Studies
UBC faculty, students and staff speak about their needs and concerns about having recorded lectures available online.
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