Prospective Students

The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program is a four-year undergraduate degree spanning the biomedical and social sciences. Students complete several clinical placements across the province, including at least one placement in a rural setting. Unique educational and clinical opportunities enable students to build close professional relationships with practicing midwives at home and abroad.

The Midwifery Program leads to a Bachelor of Midwifery (BMw) and prepares graduates to write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE). Registered midwives provide primary care to women and their families during pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postpartum period.

Admission to the Midwifery Program is currently restricted to Canadian applicants, with preference given to residents of British Columbia. Additional priority is given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous.

Internationally educated midwives who wish to be certified to practice in British Columbia should consult the Bridging (IEMBP) Program website.