On Campus Residence for students in the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP)
If you are a student in the VFMP and wish to obtain residence on campus, you need to submit an application through UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS). As there is a high demand for campus residence, you should consider submitting your application for residence as soon as possible. You do not have to be admitted into the MD Undergraduate Program before you can apply for campus residence.
Current UBC students can submit an application online using their student number. Please go directly to: https://secure.housing.ubc.ca.
Non-UBC students can complete an application form and fax it to: 604-822-6935.
Short-Term Campus Residence for Year 1 students in the Island, Northern, and Southern Medical Programs (IMP, NMP, and SMP)
All Year 1 students in the MD Undergraduate Program will spend their first semester in Vancouver.
In partnership with the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and the MD Undergraduate Program, UBC SHHS offers priority access to residence in the Walter Gage Residence to a maximum of 40 students who have accepted an offer of admission to the Island, Northern, or Southern Medical Programs. Please note that this accommodation – classified as “single” student accommodation – is shared with three to five other UBC (not necessarily MD) students.
For information about Walter Gage Residence, click here.
If you would like to be considered for priority access to residence at Walter Gage Residence, please email the Program Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org, immediately upon accepting your offer to the IMP, NMP or SMP. That way, your name can be added to the Priority Access Placement List (PAPL).
NOTE: Students admitted to the the Class of 2017 have until Wednesday, June 5, 2013 to email the Program Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs, and request to be added to the PAPL.
Please DO NOT contact UBC SHHS if you have questions about the Priority Access Placement List, as it is administered solely by the OSA.
Unfortunately, the OSA and UBC SHHS cannot provide priority access to residence for IMP, NMP, or SMP students relocating to Vancouver with their partners/families.
Early Arrival for Campus Residents
When opening their residences for move-in, UBC SHHS follows UBC’s general academic calendar. However, MD students begin their program approximately one week earlier than other UBC students.
As an MD student, you are eligible to apply for Early Arrival.
Once you accept your offer of accommodation, please apply for Early Arrival via the UBC SHHS Online Services Centre at: https://secure.housing.ubc.ca. UBC SHHS will try and place you in your assigned room. If it is not ready, you may be assigned to a temporary room. Be prepared to move twice. You will be charged rent for each night spent in your Early Arrival Residence.
For more information about Early Arrival, click here.
Moving Out for Campus Residents
Your check-out date will be noted on your resident contract. If you need to move out earlier, please advise UBC SHHS at least two months in advance. If UBC SHHS requires proof of your academic end-date, please ask them to contact the Program Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs at: email@example.com or 604-875-4111 local 61696.
MD Student Accommodation Database
The Office of Student Affairs hosts an on-line database: https://www.medhousing.med.ubc.ca/. It is primarily for the use of Years 2, 3, and 4 students who require temporary accommodation while engaged in electives or rotations in communities around the province. However, access can be granted to incoming Year 1 IMP, NMP, and SMP students who are not on the Priority Access Placement List (see above) OR who are relocating to Vancouver with their families. For more information about the database, please contact the Program Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-875-4111 local 61696.
If you meet or know of any individuals who have accommodations they would like to temporarily rent out to MD students, please direct them to the “Landlords” section of the database.
If you have any questions about the above information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs at: email@example.com.
If you have specific questions about the services that UBC SHHS provides (e.g. rates, contracts, etc.), please contact them directly.