Master of Science in Surgery (MSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Surgery
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
 

Overview

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.

 

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

90
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Prior degree requirements

MD degree or equivalent

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
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)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
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.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications85772
Offers14252
New registrations13242
Total enrolment468107

Completion Rates & Times

Based on 11 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 0.82 years and the maximum time is 2.66 years with an average of 1.57 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. 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: 29 September 2017].

Research Supervisors

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 (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)
  • 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 (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 )

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September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
23 August 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
30 June 2018
International Applicant Deadline
30 April 2018

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