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
|BLOCK||STARTS ON||APPLY BEFORE|
|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.