Medical Genetics Graduate Program
The Department of Medical Genetics offers research-focused, thesis-based MSc and PhD degree programs.
- Students train under the supervision of renowned research scientists, under a broad range of research disciplines.
- Research is highly interactive, involving local, national, and international collaborations – providing an enriching and opportunistic research environment.
- With world-class labs utilising state-of-the-art equipment, infrastructure, and facilities, students get to experience and conduct cutting-edge research ongoing at the forefront of their fields.
- Applicants to our competitive Medical Genetics Program for the September intake will be considered for our first year Rotation Program in our Medical Genetics-affiliated labs.
Interested? Read about admission to the Medical Genetics Graduate Program.
Genetic Counselling Program
UBC’s two-year MSc in Genetic Counselling Program — the largest of the 5 programs in Canada — is dedicated to equipping the next generation of genetic counsellors with the skills, knowledge and mindset to flourish as part of an interdisciplinary team and work across a broad range of health care settings and specialties.
Medical Genetics Residency Program
Our Medical Genetics Residency Program is interdisciplinary and spent at a number of tertiary level Vancouver teaching hospitals and laboratories, all with large patient loads derived from the entire province. The program integrates basic and clinical genetics, with residents completing coursework within the UBC Medical Genetics Graduate Program. The clinical training is within a busy, provincial service that sees approximately 3000 families per year as outpatient, inpatient and outreach consultations. Patients are seen with a wide variety of prenatal, paediatric, and adult conditions. There is close affiliation with both diagnostic and research laboratories.
Mission and Vision
The Mission of the UBC Department of Medical Genetics is to pursue basic and clinical research for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of genetic disease. Our goal is to be a world leader in the research, clinical practice, and teaching of Genetic Medicine. The Department is an inspiring and productive community of scholars, dedicated to providing compassionate care for our patients as well as generating and disseminating knowledge and technical expertise in the field of genetics and genomics. We are a respected source of information and advice to society. While focusing on key areas of genetic medicine, we view diversity of approach and techniques to be an essential strength of our Department.