Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

UBC offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree through the Faculty of Medicine.
• Applicants must complete a minimum of 90 university-transferable credits to be considered for admission. No preference is given to any particular degree background; a variety of pre-medical degree programs is considered desirable. Students should select courses that conform to the requirements of a degree of their choice.
Candidates for admission must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. BC applicants require at least a 75% overall academic average and out-of-province applicants require at least an 85% overall academic average.
• Applicants should demonstrate an ability to handle the rigorous, full-time curriculum of medical school, and are asked to provide more information about any part-time terms on the application.
• A full year of English (minimum of 6 credits with at least 3 of those credits in literature) is the only prerequisite coursework required for entry into the Doctor of Medicine program. However, courses in biology, general/inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry are strongly recommended. Please see below and/or UBC's MD
Admissions page for more information.
• All applicants must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Test results are valid for five years. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 124 in each of the four sections on a single exam.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

UBC Calendar
UBC Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

Required, recommended, and optional prerequisites for applying to the UBC MD program:

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Required:

English1

 

6

Required:

ENGL 1123 (previouly 1127, or 1128) and

ENGL 1100 or 1129 or (or 1130)

Or

ENGL 1100 or 1129 or (or 1130)1

 

6

Strongly Recommended:
General Biology

General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Biochemistry


6
6
6
6

Strongly Recommended:
BIOL 1115 & 1215
CHEM 1120 & 1220
CHEM 2316 & 2416
BIOL 2315 (If Organic Chemistry is taken as a co-requisite)


8
8
8
3

Optional:
Physics
Statistics
Social Sciences

Optional:
PHYS 1101, 1118, or 1125
STAT 1124 or 1181
Such as PSYC, SOCI, and/or ANTH courses

 

1UBC’s MD program does not accept LANG ENGL 1125, 1181, or 1191 (see chart)

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the student’s responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated April 2021