Documents show different admissions process for UBC's northern medical program

June 5, 2012

Documents show that students in UBC's northern medical program do not have to meet the same admissions requirements for the rest of UBC's medical programs in Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna. The documents show a student's suitability for living in northern BC far outweighs academic achievement when it comes to filling spots in the northern medical program in Prince George. "The people of BC, especially the unsuccessful MD applicants and their parents, need to know that an unfair selection process has been in place," says the person who leaked the documents to the CBC. A UBC medical school official says the process is not unfair. He says the school looks beyond grades, choosing students most likely to practice where BC needs them most. CBC