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.

Program Requirements

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

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.

GCGSC Graduates



(Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery)

Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care

Past President, Canadian Medical Association

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Manitoba





DR. S. P. BUGIS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.C.

Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care

Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC

Board Chair, Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS)

Vice President, Physician Affairs and Specialist Practice, Doctors of B.C







Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care

Masters (MCh) in Surgical Science and Practice, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ireland

Graduate Student, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada

Medical Graduate, Foundation University Medical College, Pakistan

Former Co-Chair and VP Communication, Canadian Global Surgery Trainees Alliance