Students are able to partake in electives or observerships in any of the surgical subspecialties offered at The Ottawa Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute. For more information, click the specialty you are interested in below.

  • First and second-year University of Ottawa students are to contact the office of the surgeon with whom they wish to complete a 10-20 hour observership.
  • Third and fourth-year University of Ottawa students are to send a request to the Undergraduate Surgery Electives Assistant to arrange the preferred elective. Please include student name, preferred subspecialty and availability.
  • Visiting student electives are only available for clerkship students. An application to the University of Ottawa must be submitted before any elective can be requested with the Department of Surgery.

For more information, please consult the University of Ottawa Electives Catalogue for Visiting Students

For specifics, please contact the University of Ottawa Electives Coordinator.

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