Medicine: Southern Medical Program

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Meet the health-care challenges of tomorrow with a career based on evidence-based practice, critical reflection, lifelong learning, and the highest standards of professionalism. This program is designed to educate and train you in communities across British Columbia where there is an urgent need for more physicians, particularly in rural, northern, and island areas.

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Program information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

UBC’s medical school offers one of Canada’s premier programs in medicine, and entry is correspondingly highly competitive. The MD program is offered through four sites, based in Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, and Prince George. The Southern Medical Program is based in Kelowna.

You can apply for entry to Medicine after a minimum of three years (90 credits) of approved post-secondary study. Entry is restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Campus features

Facilities for teaching medicine in Kelowna, BC, include the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, a new facility on UBC’s Okanagan campus, together with a teaching centre at Kelowna General Hospital.

What can you do with this degree after graduation?

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.