Undergraduate Medical Education

If you are planning to do an International Elective (clinical or research) you must keep in mind the time frame required to set up the elective.You must apply a minimum of 3 months prior to the start date of your elective.

Pre-departure training is a mandatory requirement to be approved for an international elective with the exception of the USA.

Travel dates for first and second year UGME students are during the summer, and upper year UGME students from September to February.

Notice to 4th year students

  • If you wish to do an international research elective, you must first complete and submit (to your Liaison Office Year 4) a research elective application form (pdf, 327.87 KB) to obtain approval.
  • You may not select international elective dates that include the CaRMS match day.
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