Graduate Programs

The Department of Surgery has graduate programs in the following areas:

The Department of Surgery has offered a Master of Science Degree Program since 1969. Applicants with an MD degree or equivalent are accepted once they have been deemed to be satisfactory by the MSc Program Director and fulfill the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A supervisory committee is chosen to represent the area of special interest by the candidate. The MSc program consists of a 18 credit thesis and additional course work at the 500 level to give a total of 30 credits.
For information on the MSc in Surgery program click here.

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. For more information on the specific courses click here.

Students with an interest in Global Surgical Care but who do not wish to complete the GCGSC can enroll in any of the graduate courses independent of the certificate.

The program is 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.

The courses are delivered entirely online (no classes on campus or summer residences). They are designed to allow practicing health professionals to continue their studies with minimal disruption to their work.

For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care click here.

The UBC Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is designed to provide a combined research and clinical training stream for residents in Clinical Specialty Programs at UBC. The aim is to encourage young physicians to pursue careers as clinician-scientists and to renew the clinical academic faculty at UBC and other Canadian Medical Schools. It is an opportunity for UBC residents to pursue Master, PhD or postgraduate studies through a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) accredited program. The deadline for application is December 1st. of each year. More information is available at Faculty of Medicine - Clinician Investigator Program.