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    Click the YouTube image to the left to see the new IMP video featuring our very own students as they share with you their daily life and experiences in the program. In addition to providing a glimpse into the responsibilities given to students and the facilities where the students complete their practicums, the video showcases the beauty of Vancouver Island. You may also click here to see the video.



    The Island Medical Program (IMP) at the University of Victoria is part of the distributed and expanded UBC MD Undergraduate Program. Students who want to study medicine in the IMP will apply to UBC and graduate as a UBC medical student, but they will complete their studies at UVic. The UBC MD Undergraduate Program runs for four years, and then students are required to complete postgraduate studies (medical residency) which runs anywhere from 2 to 6 years, depending on the medical specialty.

    For people considering a career in medicine, the UBC MD Undergraduate Program is seeking well-rounded students from a variety of backgrounds. In addition to academic achievements, applicants are evaluated on their interpersonal qualities such as integrity, motivation,social responsibility, leadership potential and diversity of experience.

    There are 288 first-year students admitted to the UBC MD Undergraduate Program each year, 32 of whom will complete their four-years of undergraduate medical studies at the IMP, benefiting from the University of Victoria’s expertise in health-related research and its spectacular setting on Vancouver Island. Students in the IMP will also experience the health-related challenges of working in the Island’s mid-sized, rural and coastal communities.