Ranked among the world’s top medical schools with the fifth-largest MD enrollment in North America, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is a leader in both the science and the practice of medicine1. Across British Columbia, the more than 11,000 faculty and staff are training the next generation of doctors and health care professionals, making remarkable discoveries, and helping to create the pathways to better health for our communities at home and around the world.

Strategic Plan

Learn about the Faculty’s strategic plan.


Find a list of academic leaders and biographies.


A directory departments, schools and research centres & institutes.


An interactive map of the Faculty’s locations across the province.

Facts & Figures

A list of key numbers in the Faculty.

Awards & Honours

Read about recent awards and honours by our faculty.


Find upcoming events, conferences, seminars and workshops.


Find career and volunteer opportunities located throughout British Columbia.


Find contact information for the Office of the Dean and other units.

Recent Milestones

2017: Launch of the School of Biomedical Engineering to foster innovation, interdisciplinary training and technology transfer with industry.

2015: The largest MD class in British Columbia’s history graduates from UBC.

2014: UBC’s distributed MD undergraduate program marks 10 year anniversary

2009: Drs. Samuel Aparicio and Marco Marra are the first to decode the entire genome of a patient’s metastatic cancer.

2004: UBC launches its distributed MD undergraduate program – the first distributed medical education program in Canada.

2003: Dr. Marco Marra leads the first team to sequence the SARS genome, while Drs. Brett Finlay and Robert Brunham lead a successful international effort to find an effective vaccine against the disease.

2002: UBC creates a Midwifery Program – one of only four midwife training programs in Canada.

1999: Dr. Michael Hayden identifies the major gene underlying high-density lipoprotein (“good” cholesterol) in humans.

1995: Dr. Julio Montaner leads the development of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, a treatment adopted as the international standard of care for HIV/AIDS.

1993: Dr. Michael Smith wins the Nobel Prize for his development of site-directed mutagenesis – a technique that allows the DNA sequence of any gene to be altered in a designated manner.

1 Times Higher Education 2018 Rankings: 21st in life sciences & 34th in clinical
QS World University 2018 Rankings: 28th in life sciences & medical degrees