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
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

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?