Undergraduate Medical Education

Global health medical placements allow UGME students the opportunity to participate in a clinical, observership, community-based or research experience that will expose participants to diverse medical environments and provide them with hands on learning opportunities.

Priority is given to global health experiences that are based at preferred partner institutions. Students who are interested in undertaking an elective in a low- or middle-income country setting should refer to the list of preferred partners or contact the Global Health Coordinator (globalhealth@uottawa.ca) for more details. Other placement locations may be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Global Health Coordinator and GHP Director.

For information on setting up your placement and the application process for all international placements, including information on the mandatory uOttawa travel registry, please refer to IGHO International Mobility.


Notice to 1st and 2nd year students

  • First and second year UGME students are expected to undertake a community-based elective with an organization in Canada or with a preferred global health partner organization overseas.
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