Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for all of our graduate courses and programs are identical. They can be found on UBC’s academic calendar.

Candidates must meet minimum admission requirements established by the Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies. Applicants should: (a) hold a health-care-related degree such as Doctor of Medicine (MD), Nursing (BSN), Midwifery (BMW), etc.; and (b) have been involved or specifically plan to be involved in surgical care programs in underserved regions globally, whether clinically, educationally, administratively or in research.

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements stated above, but who have had other significant formal training, relevant professional experience, and/or otherwise possess demonstrable knowledge or expertise that would prepare them adequately for successful study in the graduate program, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Director of the Branch for International Surgical Care and the approval of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of English language proficiency prior to being extended an offer of admission. For more information, refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ entry in the Academic Calendar regarding English Language Proficiency Requirements. Applicants who do not meet English language proficiency requirements may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Director of the Branch for International Surgical Care and the approval of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) can ladder into the MGSC.* Details about this process can be found in UBC’s transfer credit policy, outlined by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

*Pending final approval by the Ministry of Advanced Education.