At this time we do not offer resident membership to the Branch. Our ‘members’ are in fact seven ‘member’ departments (surgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics, etc.).
However, there are opportunities for residents to become involved by registering in our courses or graduate programs or by applying for our research awards.
No. The BISC has viewing access to past UBC transcripts.
Yes, all of our courses and our Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) are fully online.
Some students who study full-time will complete the program in one year. Most students take two to three years for completion. You must complete all course requirements within five years of starting the program.
We currently offer one stand-alone course - SURG 510 - which may be taken outside of the programs.
At this time, our only available award opportunities exist through UBC Graduate Studies. The Branch hopes in the future to offer scholarship opportunities for students who demonstrate financial need; unfortunately we are not yet able to offer this financial assistance.
Yes, you will need to submit a full new application to the Graduate Certificate (GCGSC) program.