Dalhousie University

Contact Information

Angie Hill

Administrator, Visiting Electives

CdnElectives@dal.ca
Canadian Students (includes MD Extension Program and Family Medicine student types)

intl.electives@dal.ca
International Students (includes CSA and IFMSA student types)

Telephone communications are not part of the visiting electives process. All communications must be in writing. Due to privacy issues, we only communicate with applicants – not with family, friends or school representatives.

c/o Undergraduate Medical Education

PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3J 1T0 CANADA

About the Faculty of Medicine

Dalhousie Medical School is the medical school of Canada’s Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island). We offer elective experiences in a variety of disciplines, and at over 100 teaching sites, in both tertiary and community-based settings in all three provinces. We welcome visiting medical students from both Canadian and non-Canadian schools.

Almost 900 electives are offered to visiting students each year! Please come join us!

Please note that Dalhousie University does not have the capacity to accept visiting students for electives at this time. We expect to be ready to accept visiting students for electives starting in January 2023, with opportunities listed and applications open on the portal several months prior to this. Updates will be available on this portal as they become available. We are very excited to have visiting students back for electives, and we thank you for your patience during this time of transition.

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