Undergraduate Elective Opportunities

There is a very high demand for electives in the Division of Dermatology, as our teachers are highly recommended because of their focus on the academic medicine.  In order to accommodate as many elective requests as possible, we have limited the number of weeks permitted to 2 weeks per academic year for 3rd and 4th yr students.  Elective students will follow one of two rotations during their time with us where they will be exposed to general, pediatric and sub-specialty clinics with several preceptors.

Important Notice

MS1 & MS2 – will not be accepting electives for levels 1 & 2 medical students. A possible suggestion for the students would be to contact dermatologists in their private practices for observorship.

Family Medicine Residents – will accept between January to June (first-come, first-served basis) – preferably for 2 weeks only to accommodate more requests)

Internal Medicine Residents – will accept between January to June (first-come, first-served basis) – preferably for 2 weeks only to accommodate more electives)

CaRMS Candidates

  • MS3 & MS4 – all Canadian University students – 4 year program (2 weeks only) – September to December
  • MS2 & MS3 – from McMaster University & University of Calgary – 3 year program (2 weeks only) – September to December
  • Electives for IMGs are completed in mid-January to end of June of each year.
    • CSA students are now selected by random allocation process (lottery) through the Portal. The steps are: students register to show their interest in an elective period, we run a lottery to select a set number of students, the selected students can then send their application to be processed.
    • Students who are interested in an elective from January to April (2018 for example) would register and be selected in July (2017). Those that are interested in an elective from May to June (2018) would register and be selected in November (2017).
If you require further information about our program please contact Anne Grose, Dermatology Program Administrator, at agrose@toh.on.ca.

If you are a University of Ottawa medical student wishing to book an elective, please send an e-mail to dermatology@toh.on.ca specifying your year, requested elective weeks and contact information.  Your elective will be confirmed or denied (if lack of space is available) by e-mail outlining the details of schedules, evaluations, locations etc.

If you are a non-University of Ottawa medical student wishing to book an elective, your request must first be considered by the undergraduate coordinator at the University of Ottawa.  Please do not contact the division directly as an elective cannot be booked until the application has been approved by the University. All applications must be completed via the AFMC Student Portal at the following link: https://www.afmcstudentportal.ca/.

Once the University has forwarded your application, you will be contacted by e-mail from the division outlining the details of schedules, evaluations, locations etc if your requested elective time is approved.

Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding the booking of a dermatology elective, please contact our office at 613-761-4774 or by e-mail at dermatology@toh.on.ca.