Undergraduate Electives

First and Second Year Student Shadowing - University of Alberta Students

Students who are in their first or second year of medical school and who are enrolled in Medicine at the University of Alberta, are eligible to complete shadowing electives within Pediatric Sub-Specialties. Students are responsible to bring any forms that require completion/signing with them. For more information on the application process, visit Undergraduate Medical Education (UME). 

First and second year medical students from other Canadian Medical Schools are not eligible to complete shadowing electives at the University of Alberta.

 

Third and Fourth Year Student Electives - University of Alberta Student Electives

Students who are in their third and fourth year of medical school and who are enrolled in Medicine at the University of Alberta, are eligible to complete clinical electives within Pediatric Sub-Specialties. Some Sub-Specialties do require students to have completed their core Pediatric rotation prior to completing an elective in that program. For more information on the application process, visit Undergraduate Medical Education (UME).


Visiting Canadian Medical Student Elective Requests

Students who are in their third and fourth year of medical school at other Canadian medical Schools, are eligible to complete clinical electives within Pediatric Sub-Specialties. Some Sub-Specialties do require students to have completed their core Pediatric rotation prior to completing an elective in that program. For more information on the application process, visit Undergraduate Medical Education (UME).

Visiting students can be granted access to NetCare and eClinician if requested six weeks or more prior to elective start date. Requests made less thank six weeks will not be granted.


Medical Students from Outside Canada Elective Requests

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 who are studying at an LCME (Liason Committee on Medical Education) accredited medical school in the United States, or 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 schools are part of LCME or the bilateral exchange, please visit the AFMC Student Portal and check the "Student Type" under the University of Alberta Institution Profile.


International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)

Exchange students wishing to do an elective at a Canadian university contact the Local Exchange Officer (LEO) through the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Exchange program with the University of Alberta at leosr.alberta@gmail.com or leojr.alberta@gmail.com.