The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Medicine plays a critical role in training the health professionals of the future. Students in the accredited Doctor of Medicine (MD) undergraduate program have the opportunity to learn medicine at one of four geographically distinct program sites – the Island Medical Program (IMP), Northern Medical Program (NMP), Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP) and the Southern Medical Program (SMP) – where they gain invaluable training and mentoring from highly skilled clinicians.


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Program Sites

Learn more about the different MD program sites across the province.


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Integrated Community Clerkships

Browse the full list of clerkship opportunities across British Columbia.

Student Research

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Medical Education Research & Scholarship Requests

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Teaching Opportunities

Find an overview of teaching opportunities in the MD program.

Our Mission

The University of British Columbia’s MD Undergraduate Program strives to deliver exemplary distributed medical education that prepares future physicians to collaborate with patients and their circle of support in providing culturally safe, high-quality healthcare for the diverse and changing populations in BC and beyond, including Indigenous Peoples, people living in rural and remote communities, and those who disproportionately experience adverse outcomes in health care*.

Our graduates are prepared to engage with diverse communities and to embrace generalist or specialist postgraduate training to further prepare them for medical practice and to contribute innovative improvements to healthcare in BC and globally.

The Program is grounded in the Faculty of Medicine’s vision “Transforming Health for Everyone,” and embodies the values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration and equity.

*People who disproportionately experience adverse outcomes in healthcare include but are not limited to those experiencing inequity due to their race, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, socioeconomic status, or other markers of human diversity; older adults living with complex health conditions; newcomers to Canada, people whose first language is not English; people living with disabilities and/or chronic health needs, including people living with mental illness and people who use substances.