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The Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) offers electives in a wide range of pediatric subspecialties. Opportunities are available for the University of Ottawa pre-clerkship and clerkship students as well as visiting medical students.

Observational Pre-Clerkship Electives

**Not available for Visiting Medical Students**

In years one and two (pre-clerkship), UGME students have the opportunity to schedule 10-hour observational electives with the Department of Pediatrics.

In addition, second-year students have the opportunity to schedule their 20-hour mandatory elective week in the Department of Pediatrics. The purpose of this elective is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance clinical skills or explore clinical areas to facilitate decision making regarding future postgraduate training.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer observational (non-clinical) placements to Visiting Medical Students (VMS) and Canadian students enrolled in medical schools abroad  (CSA).

Clinical Clerkship Electives

The Department of Pediatrics offers a wide range of clinical placements for electives at CHEO. All electives are coordinated through the Faculty of Medicine. Further information is available on UGME Pediatrics Electives Website.

UGME students, VMS and CSA students must not contact the department or the hospital administration directly to inquire or reserve a time for an elective. Non-Canadian medical students enrolled in a medical school abroad (outside of Canada) need to refer to the electives website for current information.

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