The Faculty of Medicine is home to almost 1,700 graduate students in 28 graduate programs (12 of which confer doctoral degrees), and roughly 300 postdoctoral fellows located at the Faculty’s Departments, Schools, Centres, Institutes, and affiliated hospital sites.

Our research-based programs provide opportunities for training in subjects ranging from the diversity of basic biomedical sciences to clinical and health services research, and at all geographic sites, including our affiliated hospitals and institutes. Graduate programs are also offered for the professions of audiology, genetic counselling, health administration, health sciences, occupational and environmental hygiene, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public health, and speech-language pathology.

Graduate programs at UBC are administered by the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. The Faculty of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Education office works closely with this group and with each program office to maintain and improve the high quality of graduate training.

The Faculty of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Education (GPE) office is the main link between UBC’s Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS), Faculty of Medicine (FoM) research graduate programs, postdoctoral fellows, and FoM research administration. GPE office supports and empowers research and professional graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and programs to maintain and enhance graduate training.

Our main purpose is to:

  • Provide LEADERSHIP in research graduate and postdoctoral education;
  • Provide OVERSIGHT and SUPPORT to research graduate programs and PDFs, e.g. awards adjudication, career development activities, changes to courses and programs, organization and facilitation of interdisciplinary research trainee events; research trainee wellbeing initiatives, disciplinary issues, etc.;
  • EVALUATE FoM Research Graduate programs to facilitate program excellence, renewal, development, and collaboration;
  • Facilitate COORDINATION and COMMUNICATION among FoM research graduate programs, PDFs, G+PS, and the FoM; and
  • REPRESENT and ADVOCATE for research trainee interests, needs, and accomplishments within the FoM, UBC, the province, Canada, and the world.