Welcome to the UBC Branch for International Surgical Care’s Graduate Program in Global Surgical Care



The Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) is designed to meet the growing need for professional development of students interested in focusing on the global health problem of the burden of unmet surgical care. The Certificate is comprised of four graduate level online courses.

The Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC) is designed to prepare surgical care professionals from many disciplines to address surgical challenges and contribute to solutions in low-resource settings globally. The Master’s Degree is a two-year, 30-credit specialized program.

Students with an interest in Global Surgical Care but who do not wish to complete the GCGSC or MGSC can enroll in a graduate course independently. For more information on the specific courses, visit our curriculum page.

The programs are intended for surgical care clinicians, trainees in surgical care disciplines, allied health care professionals or trainees involved, or who wish to be involved, in global surgical care programs.

The courses are targeted to graduate level students, postgraduate trainees, surgeons or surgery-related health practitioners. Non-medical graduate students or others may register with permission from the Instructor. Courses are delivered entirely online (no classes on campus or summer residences), designed to allow practicing health professionals to continue their studies with minimal disruption to their work.