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About the AFMC Student Portal

The AFMC Student Portal is an online, bilingual service to facilitate the application and placement of medical students for undergraduate visiting electives at the 17 faculties of medicine in Canada. The AFMC Student Portal services include a searchable database for visiting electives in Canada; online application process for Canadian and international students; and placement and confirmation tracking tools for elective coordinators at each faculty.

National Reports

The AFMC Student Portal Data on Visiting Electives: National Report is a public document released annually in the first quarter of the year. The report captures information on the application and placement activities across all 17 Canadian medical schools for visiting students as well as home school students at a given host institution (i.e. schools accepting applications for visiting electives through the Portal). The National Report also includes a Policy Focus related to a subject deemed by stakeholders to be pertinent to advancing the policy dialogue on visiting electives.

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April 21, 2021 - Visiting Electives for the Class of 2022

At the AFMC Board meeting on April 18, 2021, the Board approved the recommendation from the AFMC Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) that there be no visiting electives for the class of 2022.

a) Any exceptions (where there is no ability to provide a particular clinical experience in the home school) will be considered by the UGME Committee on a case-by-case basis.

b) This policy does not apply to core rotations which are completed outside of the home schools

The recommendation was the culmination of extensive discussions and careful consideration. Factors that were considered include the ongoing uncertainty as to the evolution of the pandemic; public health measures that vary greatly by province, region and hospital; and the inability of schools at this time and in the foreseeable future to provide reliable estimates of their capacity to offer Visiting Electives in the Fall.

Recognizing that this is a reversal of previous messaging, this decision was not taken lightly and the education leadership is aware and acknowledges the impact it may have on some students.