B.C. Residency Definitions

Preference is given to residents of British Columbia; however, a small number of out-of-province applicants are accepted each year.

For MD Undergraduate Admissions purposes, applicants are considered BC residents, if they hold a currently valid BC CareCard or BC Services Card* by the application deadline.

By the application deadline, applicants must submit a scanned copy or photocopy of their BC CareCard or BC Services Card.  This card must be valid throughout the entire application cycle and will be checked at the time of interview and when offers are made.  The Admissions Office reserves the right to contact applicants for further information or documentation, if required, to clarify BC residency status.

Residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are treated as BC residents and will be required to provide equivalent documentation to the BC residency requirement.  Applicants with a PhD conferred by the application deadline; supported Aboriginal applicants; and supported MD/PhD applicants, will have their BC residency requirement waived.

Information on obtaining a BC CareCard can be found at BC Ministry of Health.

For students studying outside British Columbia, information may be found on the BC Ministry of Health website: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/msp/infoben/leavingbc.html

*Over the next five years the BC Care Card will be replaced by a BC Services Card. Either card can be used as proof of residency.