1. Trainees must have permission from their Program Directors to participate in an international elective.
2. International electives should be a minimum of four weeks in duration.
3. Request for approval for international electives must be submitted a minimum of three months prior to the start date.
4.Trainees must receive academic credit from their program for the elective time.
Applications for international placements must be submitted to the Global Health Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) a minimum of three months prior to their placement start date. This will allow the trainee to properly prepare for the elective and allow enough time for required immunizations, visas, passports, and pre-departure training.
The international elective will be pre-approved by the Global Health Program if the following requirements are met:
a) Trainee is in good academic standing according to their Program Director and the Postgraduate Medical Education office
b) The Program Director approves of the planned elective
c) Trainee requires an international supervisor who must be a practicing physician or researcher (for research electives). The trainee must provide contact information for their supervisor.
NOTE: Trainees must not be supervised by an immediate, extended, or in-law family member.
d) The destination region for the elective does not carry a warning of “Avoid non-essential travel” and/or “Avoid all Travel” on the Global Affairs Canada Travel Advice and Advisories webpage.
- Trainee should read the profile of the country and the region within the country that they are traveling to on the Reports & Warnings website (https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories and https://voyage.gc.ca/voyager/avertissements) and attach the pages to their application.
- Trainee to provide appropriate educational objectives, approved by their Program Director to be accomplished.
- Trainee to provide all required information requested from the application.
NOTE: Once the elective has been approved, it is possible to revoke this decision and cancel due to changes in conditions in the country, loss of in-country supervisor, OR arising academic or professional concerns on the part of the trainee.