Graduate Programs

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

The program provides a strong foundation for present and future global surgical care professionals by developing knowledge and skills in the interpretation and use of published experience and research, balanced with applied learning in low resource settings. Students will spend four to eight weeks in an underserved location globally, producing practical “on-the-ground” skills. The location of the placement is determined by the student in consultation with a program advisor.

A blended model of practicum-based learning and on-line teaching methods facilitates the participation of candidates from across Canada and around the world.

Students can choose to enter into the Canadian Low Resource Settings Stream - an interdisciplinary specialized stream of the MGSC with an intense focus on the unique issues affecting surgical care in rural and remote low-resource settings in Canada.

For information on the MGSC, including the Canadian Low Resource Settings Stream, 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.