General Information

UBC Faculty of Medicine Academic Programs are provided in Facilities at locations throughout British Columbia. At BC’s Health Authorities, teaching and research facilities are configured as follows to maximize Clinical and Academic synergies. Medical undergraduate students and postgraduate resident trainees have significant opportunities to participate in clinical education in urban, regional, community and remote settings across British Columbia. These opportunities are targeted to specific phases of the undergraduate curriculum and postgraduate residency training programs.


Degrees of Distribution Jan 13


MD undergraduate students are distributed in Years 1 and 2 among University Academic Campuses at UBC Pt. Grey Campus, UBC Okanagan, UNBC and UVic. This distribution is shown as the innermost ring of the graphic model.

  • During Years 1 and 2 while at the University Academic Campuses, the students participate in family practice and primary care experiences in the local community one afternoon a week, and in the learning of clinical skills with local physicians at local hospitals one afternoon a week.



Large Health Care facilities that accommodate undergraduate MD undergraduate students, post-graduate resident
trainees and related Faculty members are termed Clinical Academic Campuses. Although some are large and highly specialized in their medical orientation providing tertiary and quaternary care, others provide access to sizeable primary and secondary care generalist programs. UBC Clinical Research programs are typically focused at Clinical Academic Campuses.

  • MD undergraduate students are distributed from University Academic Campuses (University of British Columbia, UBC-O, University of Northern British and University of Victoria) to the Clinical Academic Campuses for the Year 3 mandatory core clerkships and for some Year 4 clinical education experiences through electives and selectives.

Fraser Health Authority Campuses
Royal Columbian Hospital
Surrey Memorial Hospital

Northern Health Authority Campus
University Hospital of Northern British Columbia

Provincial Health Services Authority Campuses
B.C. Children’s Hospital
B.C. Cancer Agency
Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Campuses
Providence Health/St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver General Hospital and related facilities

Vancouver Island Health Authority Campuses
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Victoria General Hospital

Interior Health Authority Campus
Kelowna General Hospital



Medium Sized regional Hospital facilities that accommodate modest numbers of undergraduate undergraduate students including 3rd and 4th year and elective programs, Family Practice programs as well as some focused specialty programs for postgraduate resident trainees. Student/resident trainee facilities and academic administrative offices are provided.

  • Distribution of MD undergraduate students to Affiliated Regional Centres includes regional hospitals with the appropriate clinical activity and interested physicians to meet curricular objectives, and which can handle limited numbers of students for specific Year 3 mandatory core clerkships as well as some Year 4 clinical electives and selectives.

Fraser Health Authority
Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre/Chilliwack General Hospital ARC
ARC Cluster: Burnaby Hospital/Langley Memorial Hospital/Peace Arch Hospital

Northern Health Authority
Ft. St. John General Hospital ARC
Mills Memorial Hospital (Terrace) ARC

Interior Health Authority
Royal Inland Hospital (Kamloops) ARC
Vernon Jubilee Hospital/Penticton Regional Hospital (2014)

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Lions Gate Hospital ARC
Richmond Hospital ARC

Vancouver Island Health Authority
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital ARC
ARC Cluster: Campbell River General Hospital, St Joseph’s General Hospital (Comox) and Cowichan
District Hospital (Duncan)



Community-based education facilities are located in urban and rural locations that include formal UBC affiliated primary care hospitals. Distributed sites include diagnostic and treatment centres and other health centres and agency locations.  Education at these facilities ranges from sharply-focused programs for MD undergraduate students and postgraduate resident trainees to special elective programs to provide experience in primary care delivery, chronic disease management and inter-professional care.

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