Subspecialties | COA Global Surgery (COAGS)

News and Events

Global Surgical Care Programs at UBC

The Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) and the Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are now open for September 2022 intake.

The curriculum is innovative and covers relevant, timely topics that are beneficial for surgical care professionals across many disciplines, including:

  • surgical care in rural and remote indigenous communities
  • global disabilities
  • program planning and evaluation
  • clinical research methods in surgical care
  • surgical care in humanitarian disaster response

Students have the opportunity to participate in a unique online learning community with one another and to engage with our instructors who are highly qualified and highly regarded experts in their fields. For more information, visit each program’s website:

  1. The Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC)
  2. The Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC)

Deadline is June 14th, 2022 for international students and June 21st, 2022 for domestic students.

If you have any questions, please contact the Branch for Global Surgical Care (BGSC) at UBC via email at

COAGS Features in the COA Bulletin