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Undergraduate Medical Education

Visiting Electives

Memorial University will accept visiting electives applications from:

  • Medical students of CACMS and LCME accredited medical schools.
  • Medical students of FAIMER medical schools ( which are not accredited by CACMS or LCME who can provide proof of residency in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Medical students of FAIMER medical Schools ( which are not accredited by CACMS or LCME who are not residents of Newfoundland (may apply for a subset of elective experiences and sites).
In line with regulations of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador (CPSNL) and Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine, the Undergraduate Medical Education office is unable to support applications for:
  • visiting observerships
  • visiting core clinical rotations
  • visiting electives for medical graduates

All visiting electives requests must be made via the AFMC Student Portal no more than 28 weeks and no less than 16 weeks prior to the start date of the requested elective. An elective application does not guarantee an elective experience. Availability will be determined by the space and preceptors available at the time of the requested elective. 
Our commitment and priority is to accommodate training for Memorial University students. As such, visiting students can expect to receive a response regarding elective requests 8-16 weeks prior to the start date of the requested elective. Visiting students may be permitted up to eight weeks of electives and may apply for a maximum of four weeks in any one specialty/sub-specialty. Select specialties/subspecialties permit only two-week rotations.
Following Memorial University’s elective approval, all applicants will be required to complete an additional application for educational registration with the CPSNL. The CPSNL application is included in the acceptance package. Completion of this application requires, among other information, a recent criminal records and vulnerable sector check (which may be subject to a fee). In the absence of CPSNL approval, students will not be permitted patient contact.

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