Visiting MD Student Electives

Students attending medical schools outside of Canada

Due to changes in policies and lack of availability of training positions at the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is only able to accept visiting undergraduate medical students where a bilateral exchange has been established. International medical students who do not meet this criteria will not be accepted. Furthermore, we do not offer rotations, bench research, observational, or pre-clinical electives to international visiting students. For more information on which institutions we accept international students from, please visit our uAlberta Portal Homepage.

Students attending medical schools in Canada - We are only accepting elective application requests through the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Student Portal.

Welcome to the University of Alberta's Visiting Students Electives program! We offer more than 100 elective opportunities to students enrolled in Canadian medical schools. These electives are in a variety of areas, including basic science, clinical specialties and medically related sciences.

Please note that only clinical electives are arranged through the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education - no bench research, observational electives or pre-clinical electives are offered.

For further information and to submit a request for an elective go to the AFMC Student Portal.

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