Browsing universities?

The University Profile is the faculty’s guide to their visiting elective. Visit a University Profile to consult their specific eligibility, document requirements and policies.

Visiting electives for the class of 2024

At the AFMC Board meeting on April 24, 2022, the Board approved the recommendation from the AFMC Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), with the support of the AFMC Committee on Student Affairs, that visiting electives, including international electives, will be allowed starting in the Fall of 2022, for the Class of 2024, according to each school’s capacity and schedule.

At the AFMC Undergrad Deans Network meeting on May 4, 2022, the UGME deans approved a recommendation to postpone accepting International students for visiting electives to at least January 2023.

Browsing universities?

The University Profile is the faculty’s guide to their visiting elective. Visit a University Profile to consult their specific eligibility, document requirements and policies.

Your One-Stop Shop for Visiting Electives

The AFMC Student Portal is an online, bilingual service that facilitates applications and placements of medical students for undergraduate visiting electives at the 17 faculties of medicine in Canada. 

Our services are available to Canadian and International undergraduate medical students.

Searchable Database

An easy-to-search database for all visiting electives in Canada.

Online Application

All applications are online for both Canadian and International Students.

Tracking Tools

Students and faculties can track placements and confirmations easily.

Searchable Database

An easy-to-search database for all visiting electives in Canada.

Online Application

All applications are online for both Canadian and International Students.

Tracking Tools

Students and faculties can track placements and confirmations easily.

Application Steps

Check Eligibility

Read the host school requirements on their institution profile

Upload Documents

Prepare and upload all required documents including the immunization form

Apply

Your are ready to submit your application

Register

Register and complete your student profile with your personal and academic information

Pick a Program

Read through the elective opportunities and select the elective you would like to apply to

Application Steps

Check Eligibility

Read the host school requirements on their institution profile

Register

Register and complete your student profile with your personal and academic information

Upload Documents

Prepare and upload all required documents including the immunization form

Pick a Program

Read through the elective opportunities and select the elective you would like to apply to

Apply

Your are ready to submit your application

Application Costs

What are the application fees for?

Application consists of two separate fees:

  • Portal Registration Fee
  • School Application Fee

 

These fees are in place to help fund the visiting electives programs and to support the tools that help students like you apply.

Portal Registration Fee

This is a one time non-refundable registration fee to access Portal Services. Paying the Registration Fee does not guarantee a placement.

Canadian Students: $250
International Students: $650

*some fee exemptions apply

School Application Fee

Visit each schools institution profile below for their application fees.

Universities

Select a host school below to view their Student Portal profile. Each profile consists of general information, as well as their specific eligibility requirements, document requirements, and policies.

Latest News

Things change fast. We publish important news regularly to keep you up-to-date and in-the-know so your application process can be as simple as possible.

MD program at the University of Toronto

Starting on September 19, 2022, the University of Toronto will begin the process to receive applications for electives, with placements…

International Visiting electives for the class of 2024 

At the AFMC Undergrad Deans Network meeting on May 4, 2022, the UGME deans approved a recommendation to postpone accepting…

January 7th, 2022

Portal and Visiting Electives update

The AFMC Student Portal for visiting electives is currently closed. Visiting Electives for the Class of 2022 were suspended during the AFMC Board meeting on April 18, 2021. That includes electives for both Canadian and International students. The Undergraduate Deans of Canada’s medical schools are meeting on a regular basis and the decision to re-open the Portal will be made collaboratively and consistently across the country taking into account learning opportunities, provincial covid restrictions and other public health concerns.

We are working with our new Service Provider to build out the new visiting elective service portal. It will be ready when electives are offered again.

December 21, 2021

Portal Home page Upgrade

The AFMC Student Portal will be offline starting December 23, 2021. The refreshed portal will being rolling out in late February 2022.

For MCAT® Fee Assistance Program Applicants please verify eligibility and submit application through our AFMC website.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at service@afmcstudentportal.ca