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Offers 2021 – Round 5 Sent & Waitlist Shortened

By Admissions on June 18, 2021

We sent the fifth round of offers today; congratulations to everyone who received an offer! The deadline for this round is Wednesday, June 23 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) PDT, and we will send the next round sometime after this deadline.

The waitlist was shortened today. Although it’s never easy to receive disappointing news, we hope that being informed of the final decision on their application will help applicants who are no longer on the waitlist move on to their future plans. Waitlisted applicants who did not receive an application status update today are still on the waitlist. While there is a chance that a position will open up in the class, it is best for these applicants to think about their future plans as well.

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Offers 2021 – Round 4 Sent

By Admissions on June 14, 2021

We sent the fourth round of offers today; congratulations to everyone who received an offer! The deadline for this round is Thursday, June 17 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) PDT, and we will send the next round sometime after this deadline.

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2021/2022 Application Cycle Open

By Admissions on June 8, 2021

The UBC MD Undergraduate Program Application is now OPEN! The application will close September 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon) Pacific Time. The early application deadline is August 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon) Pacific Time.

Early Application Deadline Explanation

Applicants who submit all required documents and fees by August 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon) Pacific Time and who are invited to interview, will receive their interview invitations a day early. We inform applicants whether or not they have met the early deadline, so it can be a good way to receive confirmation that your application is complete in terms of the items that are required by the September 15 application deadline. If you find out that something is missing from your application (like a transcript that never arrived, or your proof of BC residency), you would hopefully have enough time to submit the missing item in time for the regular application deadline. Meeting the early deadline does not give you extra points or any other advantages in how your application is evaluated.

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Vancouver Fraser Medical Program – Fraser Medical Cohort Year 3 Clinical Clerkship

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Building on the success of the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program, where students study and learn in the Vancouver and Fraser regions, starting in 2021, students can choose to do their Year 3 Clinical Clerkship rotations in the Fraser region.

Students accepted into the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP) will have the opportunity to select the Fraser Medical Cohort on their application during the 2021/2022 application cycle. If invited to interview, applicants will now have the choice of selecting from 5 sites on their binding Site Preference Form. Students admitted into the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program and having selected the Fraser Medical Cohort on their binding Site Preference Form will remain with the other Vancouver Fraser Medical Program students for Years 1 and 2 in Vancouver but will undertake their Year 3 Clinical Clerkship training in the Fraser region in 2024-25. Assignments for specific clinical clerkship locations within this region would be based on capacity.

FAQs

What is the Fraser Medical Cohort Year 3 Clinical Clerkship?

  • It is a 32-student cohort within the existing Vancouver Fraser Medical Program class of 192 students, allowing students to choose to do their Year 3 Clinical Clerkships primarily in the Fraser region.

Where would we do Years 1 and 2?

  • Students would remain with the other students based in Vancouver for Years 1 and 2 and complete their Year 3 Clinical Clerkships in the Fraser region.

What is a clinical clerkship?

  • A clinical clerkship is Year 3 of the MD Undergraduate Program, which includes clinical rotations such as emergency medicine, surgery, ambulatory medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, psychiatry, anesthesia, orthopedics and rural family medicine.

Will this add any additional cost or reduce choices for students?

  • The Fraser Medical Cohort will be cost neutral for medical students.

If I choose the Fraser Medical Cohort on admission to UBC, can I change my mind?

  • Students who are admitted to the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program – Fraser Medical Cohort are subject to existing policies on student transfer.

Can I apply for an Integrated Clinical Clerkship if I am a part of the Fraser Medical Cohort?

  • Yes.

If I am not selected for, or do not choose, the Fraser Medical Cohort, can I still complete a Year 3 Clinical Clerkship in the Fraser region?

  • The clinical placement will be based on capacity for specific clinical clerkships. Clinical departments determine capacity based on availability of teaching faculty.

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Offers 2021 – Round 3 Sent

By Admissions on June 7, 2021

We sent the third round of offers today; congratulations to everyone who received an offer! The deadline for this round is Friday, June 11 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) PDT, and we will send the next round sometime after this deadline.

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