Pathways to Medicine

Equity and accessibility are important to us at the UBC Faculty of Medicine, therefore we welcome and encourage all learners to pursue their dreams of becoming a doctor. We want our future learners to be as diverse as the communities they will end up serving and we are committed to a policy of inclusiveness, equity, and transparency. If your dream is to become a doctor, you’re in the right place.

As Diverse As You

Our unique distributed learning model is designed to train doctors in a wide range of communities across British Columbia, including rural, northern, and island areas, where we hope many will choose to practice after they graduate.

We see a genuine advantage in having people from different backgrounds bring different perspectives to our program, so we consider all applicants regardless of age, ancestry, economic status, place of origin, race, religion, family status, marital status, physical or mental disability, political belief, gender, or sexual orientation. We are looking for well-rounded individuals who are curious and committed to putting in the work to become a health professional. Highly motivated, mature individuals who have a genuine concern for human welfare and showcase qualities of excellence consistently connect to spots in our program.

Admission Pathways

1General application

All prospective applicants must submit a general application.

2If eligible, choose an admission pathway

Indigenous pathway, Northern and Rural pathway, Black Student pathway, MD/PhD pathway

Applicants may choose to apply through the Indigenous pathway, the Northern and Rural pathway, the Black student pathway, or the MD/PhD pathway. These pathways require submitting supplemental information in addition to the general application. We encourage you to explore the requirements for each of these pathways and decide which option is best for you.

3Submit supplemental information

Depending on the admission pathway chosen, you will be required to submit additional information.


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