Late cancellation policy – approved AFMC Undergraduate Committee Oct 19 2022 

Cancelling an elective within 6 weeks of the elective start date is considered a late cancellation.  As late cancellations do have consequences – they strain our relationships with preceptors, and they come at an opportunity cost to another student, a late cancellation should be viewed as an exceptional circumstance requiring their home program’s support.  Late cancellations must be requested by the home school to the host school.  

A student who needs to cancel an elective late should make this request to their home school Undergraduate Medical Education/Electives office (or equivalent), working through their home school Student Affairs office (or equivalent) as appropriate.  If the cancellation is supported, the student’s home school Undergraduate Medical Education/Electives office will notify the host school for the visiting elective of the need to cancel, on behalf of the student.  The reason for the late cancellation need not be disclosed by the home school, nor should the reason be requested by the host school. 

Should a student cancel an elective directly within 6 weeks of the elective start date, without coordinating the cancellation via their home school Undergraduate Medical Education/Electives office, then the host school will typically notify the home school.  Unapproved late cancellations would be addressed through professionalism processes at the home school, as relevant.  

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.

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