The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Admissions Office and Southern Medical Program (SMP) are expanding the number of medical school seats available to students interested in rural, remote, or northern medicine. These changes are being implemented in an effort to help address the need for more doctors practicing in rural or remote communities in particular within the BC Interior.
Beginning with the 2015/16 admissions cycle, up to 10 of the 32 annual seats within the SMP will be designated for students with rural, remote, or northern backgrounds. BC Interior applicants are encouraged to complete the Remote and Rural Training section as part of their online application. The Remote and Rural Training section currently used in selection of students for the Northern Medical Program (NMP) will be used to help identify suitable students for these 10 SMP positions each year.
For more information, visit the Prospective Students section at www.smp.med.ubc.ca.