On Campus Residence for students in the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP)
If you are a student in the VFMP and wish to obtain residence on campus, you need to submit an application through Student Housing and Hospitality Services. As there is a high demand for campus residence, you should consider submitting your application for residence as soon as possible. You do not have to be admitted into the MD Undergraduate Program before you can apply for campus residence.
Current UBC students can submit an application online using their student number.
Non-UBC students can complete an application form and fax it to: 604-822-6935.
Short-Term Campus Residence in Vancouver for year 1 students admitted to the Island, Northern, and Southern Medical Programs (IMP, NMP, and SMP)
All Year 1 students in the MD Undergraduate Program will spend the fall term in Vancouver.
For 2017-18, in partnership with Student Affairs and the MD Undergraduate Program, Student Housing and Hospitality Services has set aside a maximum of 20 spaces in Fairview Crescent residence for students who have accepted an offer of admission to the Island, Northern, or Southern Medical Program. These 20 students will be placed on a Priority Access Placement List (PAPL).
The type of residence offered to the students on the PAPL is classified as a “single” student accommodation – a private bedroom in a four- or six-bedroom suite.
Student Housing and Hospitality Services will aim to place together students on the PAPL in Fairview Crescent (in a Single Room Small, Single Room Medium, Single Room Medium Large, or Single Room Large), as room vacancies become available.
For information about Fairview Crescent Residence, click here.
When opening their residences for move-in, Student Housing and Hospitality Services follows UBC’s general academic calendar (for Winter Session 2017-18, students move in over the Labour Day weekend). However, MD students begin their program earlier than other UBC students. The program start date for the MD Class of 2021 is Monday, August 21, 2017.
Students on the PAPL are eligible to apply for Early Arrival, after they have accepted their housing offer. For 2017-18, Early Arrival is Sunday, August 20, 2017; it will not be possible to move in any earlier. Students will be charged an early arrival fee for each night prior to September 2, 2017 (Labour Day weekend move-in).
For information about Early Arrival fees, click here.
Students admitted to the IMP, NMP, and SMP Class of 2021: If you would like to be considered for priority access to residence at Fairview Crescent, please send an email using the subject line “PAPL 2017” to the Program Coordinator, Student Affairs at email@example.com, immediately upon accepting your offer of admission to the IMP, NMP or SMP. Your name will be added to the PAPL on a first come, first served basis.
Please DO NOT contact Student Housing and Hospitality Services if you have questions about the Priority Access Placement List, as it is administered solely by Student Affairs.
Unfortunately, Student Affairs and Student Housing and Hospitality Services are not able to set aside residence spaces for IMP, NMP, or SMP students relocating to Vancouver with their partners/families due to limited availability in Student Family Residence.
Moving Out for Campus Residents
Your move out date will be noted on your resident contract. If you need to move out earlier, please advise Student Housing and Hospitality Services at least two months in advance. If Student Housing and Hospitality Services requires proof of your academic end-date, please ask them to contact the Program Coordinator, Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-875-4111 ext. 61696.
Class of 2021 students who are unable to obtain a spot on the PAPL or need temporary living arrangements in Vancouver can apply for a studio unit with APT Living, a residential apartment building at 1125 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver. It is a five-minute walk to Vancouver General Hospital and approximately a 30-minute commute to UBC Life Sciences Centre.
For more information about APT Living, please visit their website: http://www.aptliving.ca/.
If you are interested in renting with APT Living, please inquire with them directly at least six weeks prior to August 15, 2017.
MD Student Accommodation Database
Student Affairs hosts an online housing database which is primarily for the use of Year 2, 3, and 4 students who require temporary accommodation while engaged in electives or rotations in communities around the province. However, access can be granted to incoming Year 1 students who need temporary living arrangements in Vancouver. For more information about the database, please contact the Program Coordinator, Student Affairs at email@example.com.
Campus Residence for Year 1 students in the Island, Northern, and Southern Medical Programs (IMP, NMP, and SMP)
Year 1 students who have been admitted to either the IMP, NMP, or SMP and are interested in campus housing at those sites, can click on the following links for the appropriate contacts:
A UVic student number is required to apply for campus residence. For information about obtaining a UVic student number, please contact Kelly Arason, Student Affairs Coordinator, Island Medical Program at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A UNBC student number is required to apply for campus residence. To obtain a UNBC student number, please contact Shelley Raper, Student Affairs & Admissions Site Coordinator, Northern Medical Program at: email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the above information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have specific questions about the services that Student Housing and Hospitality Services provides (e.g. rates, contracts, etc.), please contact them directly.