Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) is a 12-credit certificate program designed to meet the growing need for professional development in global surgical care.

The Certificate is comprised of four graduate level online courses.

SURG 510 – Surgical Care in International Health

SURG 512 – Global Disability: A Surgical Care Mandate

SURG 514 – Surgical Care in Humanitarian Disaster Response

SURG 516 – Program Planning and Evaluation in Surgical Care Low Resource Settings

For more information on each course, visit our Curriculum page.

Students with an interest in global surgical care but who do not wish to complete the GCGSC can enroll in SURG 510  independently of the certificate.


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.