The Faculty of Medicine’s MD Undergraduate Program is committed to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal* students. The Aboriginal admission process for the MD Undergraduate Program has a target of 5% of the annual complement of funded seats in the first year class. Unused seats are returned back to the general pool. Aboriginal applicants can apply either through the regular stream of admissions or through the Aboriginal admissions stream. Applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal will be considered under the Aboriginal admissions process as well as under the regular admissions process.
For their application to be considered, Aboriginal applicants must meet the same minimum academic requirements. Applicants must also write an Aboriginal essay and provide proof of ancestry. If successful, Aboriginal applicants must attend a second interview with an Aboriginal panel in addition to the MMI.
If you have any questions about the Aboriginal admissions process, please contact:
James Andrew, BSc. MHSc.
Aboriginal Student Initiatives Coordinator
Faculty of Medicine
Phone: (604) 875-4111, Ext. 68946
In his role as Aboriginal Programs Coordinator, James develops and manages support services and programs for current Aboriginal medical students, he works with MD students (Undergrad & Post-Grad) who have an interest in Aboriginal health, and he acts as a faculty advisor to the Aboriginal Health Initiative, a UBC medical student organization. In order to better address the needs of our MD students, James works closely with the MD Undergraduate Program and the Office of Student Affairs.
*Aboriginal refers to non-status & status Indians, Treaty, First Nations, Métis and Inuit