Information Sessions

In-Person Information Sessions

Information sessions are free and are typically held in a small group, question and answer format. No RSVP is required. Topics covered usually include admissions requirements, applications dates and deadlines, academic and non-academic requirements, an overview of the application process and selection criteria.

Information sessions are offered at all four distributed program sites – VFMP, IMP, NMP, and SMP. The information listed below refers specifically to the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program. Please refer to the Island Medical Program (IMP), the Northern Medical Program (NMP), and the Southern Medical Program (SMP) websites for information sessions at these sites.

Please be considerate to all participants and arrive before the posted start times. Late arrivals may be asked to attend the next available session. Dates are subject to change.

Upcoming Vancouver Fraser Medical Program Information Sessions are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, November 29: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Monday, December 11: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location:

VGH Room 3151, Jim Pattison Pavilion North
3rd floor, 910 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Use main entrance to the right of Emergency entrance, off of 10th Avenue.

Online Information Sessions

If you are unable to attend one of our in-person information sessions, you may wish to attend one of our online information sessions instead. If so, please register for a date and time below:

  1. Thursday, November 23: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Session full – please check back for new dates.

Please note that our online information sessions (webinars) are currently limited to 30 participants per session, and you can register only once for each webinar session. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email it means that your registration was not successful; please try registering again.

Once the registration of any session reaches maximum capacity, we will not be accepting any additional participants. Unfortunately, we cannot accept requests to participate in a specific session, and there are no waitlists for these sessions. Please try to register for the next available session and/or check back regularly for new dates.

The confirmation email you will receive after successfully registering for the session will include the webinar link and instructions on how to set up your computer for the webinar (also available below).

Online Information Session Setup

You can connect to the webinar through your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. We recommend that you connect to the webinar through your desktop or laptop for the most optimal experience with the application.

Please see the documents below for instructions on how set up your device for the webinar and enter the session:

Please note that webinar participants sign in as a guest using the first name and last name initial that matches their registration.  Passwords are not required. To enter the webinar, click the link in the confirmation email and make sure that you sign in with the same first name and last name initial that you used to register.

Advising Information

General inquiries phone line: 604-875-8298

Unfortunately, the admissions office is unable to provide one-on-one advising. Please consider attending one of our in-person or online information sessions. If a prospective applicant is unable to find an answer to their question(s) after reading our website, they may send an email to the admissions office at admissions.md@ubc.ca. Note: This email address is for general inquiries only. All questions regarding the current online application must be sent via the online application system.

Please note the MD Undergraduate Admissions office does not offer feedback advising to applicants. Unsuccessful applicants (ineligible applicants, applicants who are not invited for an interview, applicants who are interviewed, but do not receive an offer and waitlisted applicants who have been removed from the waitlist) receive information on their application, including their academic and non-academic scoring and interview scores (if applicable). Applicants are encouraged to evaluate their individual scores against the posted Admissions Statistics or Interim Statistics in order to identify their strengths and weaknesses in comparison to the applicant pool and accepted applicants.

The admissions office will not provide any further details or specifics regarding the results of any file evaluation for unsuccessful applicants.

Important: Please be aware that the unauthorized use of any recording device is strictly prohibited during any telephone call, meeting, information session (in person and online), or interview session. Handwritten notes may be taken for your own personal reference.