A new medical school to serve B.C.

The SFU School of Medicine will train the next generation of physicians who will add much-needed capacity to B.C.’s health care system, particularly where needed most, and deliver community-embedded, socially accountable and culturally safe health care. 

In the Heart of the Fraser Salish Region

Based in Surrey, B.C., and in partnership with Fraser Health and the First Nations Health Authority, students will have learning opportunities in the Fraser Salish region and across the province. With a new approach, the SFU School of Medicine will embed First Nations, Inuit and Métis knowledge systems and perspectives and form strong connections to these communities.

SFU medical students will graduate with deep competence in medical practice paired with skills in critical thinking, team-based care, communication and early and extensive engagement with communities. They will also become proficient with using technology to enhance learning and patient care so they are prepared to deliver the health care that B.C. needs today and in the future. 

Learn more about our Vision

Built with the Community, for the Community

The SFU School of Medicine is the first new medical school to be built in western Canada in more than 50 years. It represents a historic opportunity for innovation and impact in socially accountable medical education.



Training more primary care physicians in and for communities



Advancing team-based care



Changing the system for greater equity, access and experience



Transforming B.C.’s health care system

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