Medical Schools in British Columbia

Updated: September 14, 2020

List of Medical Schools in Canada

This blog lists the medical schools in BC, including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the province which should be considered by applicants prior to applying to medical school there.

British Columbia is an outdoor lover’s dream come true, with mountains, beaches, and a temperate climate allowing for any outdoor activity one can imagine. With a population of almost 5 million, BC has well-established and large communities of immigrants, contributing to the province’s cultural diversity. Physicians are in demand in BC, especially in the rural and northern regions of the province, and can live and work in a variety of settings.

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Medical Schools in British Columbia:

University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine's mission is to "work with all our partners to provide the highest possible standards of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. In pursuing this mission, we will emphasize open communication and ethical behavior, recognizing that it is a privilege to provide responsible and innovative stewardship of human, financial and all other resources." Each year, 2300 applicants compete for approximately 280 positions in the MD program.

Location 1: Vancouver-Fraser (VFMP – Vancouver, BC)

Location 2: Southern (in partnership with UBC Okanagan – Kelowna, BC)

Location 3: Northern (in partnership with University of Northern BC – Prince George, BC)

Location 4: Island (in partnership with University of Victoria – Victoria, BC)

Course Requirements

  • English (6 credits)

Admission statistics - BC applicants

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 124 in all categories

Minimum acceptable GPA: Academic average no less than 75%

Admission statistics - Non-BC applicants

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 124 in all categories

Minimum acceptable GPA: Academic average no less than 85%

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