Master of Science in Surgery (MSc)
The Department consists of more than 400 physicians, surgeons, scientists and educators and over 70 administrative, research and technical staff in nine divisions.
Specialty training programs are offered in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology and Developmental Radiotherapeutics, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery.
Distributed across British Columbia, our faculty and students are located in our affiliated hospitals including Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, St. Paul's Hospital, B.C. Children's Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, the University Hospital of Northern BC, Nanaimo Regional Hospital, and the British Columbia Cancer Agency.
Meet a UBC representative
Q&A with UBC Graduate Student Ambassadorswebinar
Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018
Time: 09:00 to 10:00
Join our Graduate Student Ambassadors Samuel Adenyanju (MSc Forestry, Nigeria), Federico Andrade (PhD Public Health, Colombia), Maria Angélica Guerrero (MA Educational Studies, Colombia), Xining (Linda) Yang (PhD Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, China) and Dorine Akwiri (Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Kenya) who will be available to answer questions about their experiences at UBC, including topics such as accommodation, moving to a new city/province/country and settling in, making friends, being an international student, and more. This session is open to participants interested in different programs across all faculties at UBC. Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions regarding application or admissions policies or any that involve specific personal information.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
MD degree or equivalent
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,632.61||$2,868.22|
|Tuition per year||$4,897.83||$8,604.66|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$923.38 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Completion Rates & Times
This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.
Cheifetz, Rona (Surgical oncology; Education)
Chung, Stephen (Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, transplantation, transplant immunology)
Davis, Noelle (cancer surgery and surgical oncology, Surgical oncology, Head and neck cancer)
Fradet, Guy (Blood Flow and Transfusions, Cardiovascular Diseases, Political and Administrative Organization, Change Management (Structural, Technological and Cultural), Health Information Systems, Health Policies, Resource Allocation, Leadership, Evaluation, Analysis and Project Management)
Hsiang, York (Photodynamic therapy, intimal hyperplasia, arterial restenosis and remodelling, endovascular surgery, research, education)
Jia, William Wei-Guo (Brain tumour, Oncolytic virotherapy, Virus mediated genetherapy, Degenerative neurological diseases, Drug discovery from natural products, neurosurgery)
Meloche, Mark (Transplantation, general surgery)
Mui, Alice (Inflammatory Signalling Pathways)
Phang, P Terence (Colorectal cancer surgery, clinical research, diagnostic imaging, laparoscopy, sphicter-preserving resection, transanal microsurgery, medical education)
Pickles, Thomas (Radiation Oncology and Developmental Radiotherapeutics)
Qayumi, Abdul Karim (Device development and testing; Long-term survival of donor organs; Interactive teaching program development)
Redekop, Gary (Clinical trials in stroke and cerebrovascular disease, neurosurgery)
Scudamore, Charles (Pancreas, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, transplantation)
Sidhu, Ravinder (Vascular surgery, Medical education research, Postgraduate assessment and evaluation)
Skarsgard, Erik (Fetal surgery, Chest wall disorders in children, birth defects, neonatal surgical outcomes, perinatal networks, prenatal diagnosis and intrauerine surgery)
Steinbok, Paul (Cerebral Palsy, Outcomes of interventions in treatment of children with spastic cerebral palsy, Assessment of infants with occipital plagiocephaly, pediatric neurosurgery, craniosynostosis treatment, epilepsy surgery, tethered cord, Chairi malformation , brain tumours)
Taylor, David (Noninvasive vascular diagnosis, Endovascular therapy, Athletic injury)
Webber, Eric (Pediatric surgery, Surgical education, post-graduate medical education, pediatric gastric surgery, delivery of healthcare services, hepatology)
Wiseman, Sam Michael (Surgical oncology, endocrine surgeyr, general surgery, clinic/translational research, education/teaching)
Yee, John (Lung transplantation, thoracic oncology, pulmonary surgery )