Visiting Resident Physicians Electives

Given the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, we will continue to monitor and adhere to the standards set by Ottawa Public Health (OPH).  In case electives need to be cancelled due to changes in direction from OPH, we recommend that you do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until closer to the start date of your rotation. 

As PGME offices can not predict or guarantee that there will be not be last minute rotation cancellations due to COVID-19 related events, it is incumbent upon visiting residents to be aware the uOttawa cannot compensate trainees for expenses related to rotation cancellations as a result of COVID-19 directives.

Please note that a self-isolation period may be required before entry into any of the hospitals within the Ottawa region. It will be your responsibility to verify this requirement with the program you are going to, and with the hospital’s occupational health services prior to arranging your travel and accommodations.

Thank you for your understanding and attention in this important matter.

The University of Ottawa offers elective opportunities to residents and fellows who:

  • Apply at least two months prior to the elective start date
1 Thursday, July 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
2 Tuesday, August 3, 2021 June 3, 2021
3 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 June 30, 2021
4 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
5 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
6 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 September 23, 2021
7 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 October 21, 2021
8 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 November 18, 2021
9 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 December 15, 2021
10 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 January 15, 2022
11 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 February 12, 2022
12 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 March 10, 2022
13 Tuesday, June 7, 2022 April 7, 2022


  • Are Canadian or a permanent resident currently registered in a recognized postgraduate medical education program in Canada or the U.S.
  • Apply for an Educational Certificate of Registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) 2 months prior to the elective start date

Electives must not exceed six (6) months in duration.

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