University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine

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University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Medicine (MD)
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $28,500
Careers:Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program AdministrationCardiologistsSpecialist Physicians


The UBC MD undergraduate program prepares students for practice in the 21st century. With a strong foundation in both the science of medicine, and the compassion of humanity, the UBC MD program is educating some of the best health practitioners anywhere. The MD program is comprised of four geographically distinct sites including the Island Medical Program (IMP), Northern Medical Program (NMP), Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP), and the Southern Medical Program (SMP). There are 288 spots for incoming students, 32 for the IMP, NMP and SMP each, and 192 to the VFMP.

Since expansion began in 2004, the UBC Faculty of Medicine, in partnership with the provincial government, academic partners University of Victoria, and the University of Northern British Columbia, and all six health authorities, has more than doubled enrolment, and distributed education, clinical training, health sciences research and teaching across BC. This province-wide approach is made possible through a robust information technology system that allows instructors and students in many disparate locations to interact simultaneously, taking learning beyond classrooms and into clinics and hospitals in urban and rural settings. The Distributed MD undergraduate program aims to improve upon the low number of rural and aboriginal students seeking medical careers, while also allowing students to complete their training in rural and underserved communities, where, as studies suggest, they are more likely to return to practice once their training is complete. Medical education and training for students and residents is provided at more than 80 hospital and clinical sites around BC as well as at the three universities. It involves several thousand clinical teachers who balance their own medical practices with providing clinical training and mentorship.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applications will be accepted from students in good standing who will have successfully completed, prior to the beginning of June preceding registration, in a recognized university, three years of full-time studies (five courses per semester each per year) in any undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree, including specific prerequisite courses completed with a minimum Grade of B (CÉGEP equivalent 70%):

    One full year course (or two semester courses) in General Biology including laboratory session;

    One full year course (or two semester courses) in Humanities / Social Sciences;

    The equivalent of two full-year courses (or four semester courses) of the following Chemistry courses: i) General Biochemistry with or without laboratory session; ii) General Chemistry with laboratory session; iii)

    Organic Chemistry with laboratory session.

    See website for more details.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Detailed autobiographical sketch.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 14, 2022