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
Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.Transcript Deadline
Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.Referee Deadline
Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.
July 2020 Intake
Application Open Date27 September 2019
September 2020 Intake
Application Open Date27 September 2019
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,665.26||$2,925.58|
|Tuition per year|
(plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%)
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$930.14 (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. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. 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)
Honey, Christopher Richard (Neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation, trigeminal neuralgia, menifacial spasm, movement disorders, mood, pain)
Hsiang, York (Photodynamic therapy, intimal hyperplasia, arterial restenosis and remodelling, endovascular surgery, research, education)
Kieffer, Tim (Diabetes)
Levings, Megan (Immune homeostasis)
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 (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 )