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. 

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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. We have held various engagements with our communities to hear what they want to see from the new medical school and the next generation of physicians.



Training more primary care physicians in and for communities

"Medical students should learn, share, and be a part of the community."



Changing the system for greater equity, access and experience

"Empowerment of the individual for their own health is crucial."

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Please note that the SFU School of Medicine's programs are currently undergoing the necessary accreditation with CACMS and approval processes with the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education & Future Skills, and student enrollment will commence once these approvals are granted. We are committed to providing updates on the status of these approvals. Please follow the School's progress on this website or join our email list.