Undergraduate Medical Education

Students planning to do an international placement must keep in mind the following: 

  • Applications must be submitted a minimum of 2 months prior to the start date of the placement. 
  • International placements for UGME students must be a minimum 70hours/2weeks 
  • Pre-departure training is a mandatory requirement to be approved for an international placement 
  • Travel dates for first and second year UGME students are during the summer, and upper year UGME students from September to February. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing, as verified with the UGME office. 


Notice to 4th year students 

  • Students who wish to do an international research placement, must first complete and submit (to the Liaison Officer Year 4) a research elective application form (pdf, 327.87 KB) to obtain approval. 
  • Students cannot travel during the period including the CaRMS match day. 


Students seeking a global health experience in a low-middle income country, should visit the Global Health section.
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