Career Planning

The Career Planning Program provides services to help current medical students plan their future careers in medicine and prepare themselves for applications to residency programs. Wherever you are on the career planning continuum – in Year 1 or applying to CaRMS – Student Affairs is here to support you.

Log in to Entrada for more year-specific resources.

Career Planning Timeline (login required). Wondering what career planning looks like each year? The four-year continuum maps it out and provides you with a picture of what you might want to focus on each year.

Career Exploration Resources (login required). These will help you decide what the careers are like and the changing workforce environment. Asking questions while you shadow is another important source of information.

Career Advising

You can book individual career advising meetings with your site Student Affairs Deans. In addition, all students are welcome to email md.studentaffairs@ubc.ca to book a career planning appointment with:

Are you a physician who is looking to volunteer with The UBC Undergraduate Medical Program?

Student Affairs is welcoming physicians from different backgrounds and fields of medicine to share their experiences and knowledge with the current Undergraduate Medical Students through various powerful career exploration and mentorship opportunities. Those connections will foster a supportive environment and help students make better-informed decisions regarding their career paths.

Current opportunities:

  1. Shadowing
  2. Career Planning Café
  3. 1-on-1 Mentorship
  4. Group Mentorship
  5. Other opportunities (e.g. CaRMS Interview Practice)

Please complete this form to tell us a little bit about yourself and select the programs that interest you.