UBC launches admissions pathway for Black medical students

The University of British Columbia has launched an admissions pathway for Black medical students. The new pathway aims to address underrepresentation of Black physicians in the province. Students applying through the pathway will have the opportunity to submit an essay and have it reviewed by a sub-committee of Black stakeholders from BC’s medical community. The program will also provide Black students with holistic supports and touchpoints before, during, and after their studies. “The goal of the pathway is to remove barriers that hinder the professional and academic success of Black students, creating a community within and beyond UBC where Black MD students can see representation that reflects them within higher medical education and the healthcare system,” said Faculty of Medicine Black Student Initiatives Manager Donneil McNab. UBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.