Visiting Medical Students and Canadians Studying Abroad

Are you a Visiting University Student (VMS) or a Canadian Studying Abroad (CSA)? The Department of Family Medicine welcomes you. A VMS is a student enrolled in a full-time M.D. program at an accredited Canadian Faculty of Medicine. A CSA is a Canadian student enrolled in a full-time M.D. program at an international Faculty of Medicine.

Students must first apply to the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine via the AFMC Student Portal

Please note that there will be no elective placements during the following periods:

Academic Year 2019-2020

  • March 2 to 8, 2020
  • March 16 to 22, 2020

Your application must include the following:

Choose the timeframe that the elective will take place (maximum 2 weeks)

Indicate any preference for a teaching unit or a particular preceptor at one of the following sites:


Students must have completed their Core Family Medicine Rotation and half of their program core rotations to attend a Family Medicine elective in Ottawa.

Terms of visitation

All visiting medical students must adhere to the rules and regulations set by the Faculty of Medicine with regards to their status as a VMS. For more information visit the University of Ottawa’s Institution Profile on the AFMC Student Portal.

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