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.
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||$1,600.60||$2,811.98|
|Tuition per year||$4,801.80||$8,435.94|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$899.00 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,453.00 (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
Based on 8 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 0.82 years and the maximum time is 2.66 years with an average of 1.68 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 8 April 2016]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].
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.
Chung, Stephen (Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, transplantation, transplant immunology)
Davis, Noelle (cancer surgery and surgical oncology, Surgical oncology, Head and neck cancer)
Fradet, Guy (Lung transplantation, clinical and research, valvular reconstruction, emphysema surgery,clinical database applications)
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)
Redekop, Gary John (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 (Pediatric neurosurgery, craniosynostosis treatment, epilepsy surgery and brain tumours)
Taylor, David (Noninvasive vascular diagnosis, Endovascular therapy, Athletic injury)
Warnock, Garth (Diabetes islet transplantation, gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery, laproscopic gastrointestinal surgery)
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 )