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Electives Catalogue 2014 -15

Electives Catalogue 2015-2016

Announcements

  • The UBC application portal will be unavailable due to standard maintenance Friday March 27 8pm-Sat Mar 28 9am PST.
  • We are accepting applications for Aug 31 onwards. Requests for electives in Anesthesia, Derm, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology, or Emergency Medicine are NOT being accepted. Capacity remains limited, but students will have opportunity to amend their choices if those listed on their application are not available. Capacity remains limited, but students will have opportunity to amend their choices if those listed on their application are not available. On Friday March 6th, a notice to Canadian schools and the CFMS was distributed regarding this change.
  • Effective March 4th, UBC will be transitioning to a new elective fee structure. Please see Policies and Procedures for details
  • Due to changes in the UBC curriculum, the Elective Years will be amended as follows:
    • 2014/2015: Sept 2, 2014-July 5 2015
    • 2015/16: July 6, 2015 – May 22, 2016
    • 2016/17: May 23 2016 – April 30 2017
    • See application process, for timelines and details
  • FLU ADVISORY: We strongly encourage students to have flu shots. Though not mandatory, visiting students should be aware that their clinical experiences may be significantly curtailed in the event of a severe outbreak, if they are not immunized.

Program Introduction

The MD program at UBC is comprised of four geographically distinct sites including the Island Medical Program (Victoria), Northern Medical Program (Prince George), Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (Greater Vancouver), and the Southern Medical Program (Kelowna). Electives are thus distributed throughout these geographic regions into rural, community, and tertiary centres. As each elective is designed by UBC, they  provide equal opportunity for clinical experience and exposure to our Programs and teaching community.

Students applying for a UBC Elective will thus have the opportunity to select from a wide range of clinical settings throughout the province. As part of the UBC VSEP, students will participate in senior, final year rotations as offered through our fourth year curriculum. As such, only electives identified in the UBC Electives Catalogue are considered official University approved electives. These rotations have been subject to a review and approval process and are supervised by UBC Faculty members to ensure a robust elective experience.

Our goal is to provide a fair and transparent elective process which helps to serve students in reaching their future goals in a medical career.

Check back for frequent updates & announcements.