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The AFMC Board of Directors has made decisions regarding the 2024 Resident (R-1) Match
November 10, 2022
The AFMC Board of Directors has made decisions regarding the 2024 Resident (R-1) Match. Read the decisions
Late cancellation policy – approved AFMC Undergraduate Committee Oct 19 2022 
November 7, 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...
MD program at the University of Toronto
October 25, 2022
The University of Toronto will be holding a second round of lottery for international students to receive applications for electives, with placements beginning in April 2023. Note: Specialties available for placements for visiting electives in April to June, 2023 are limited to: Emergency Medicine Family and Community medicine General Internal Medicine Pediatrics General Surgery Psychiatry...
MD program at the University of Toronto
September 19, 2022
Starting on September 19, 2022, the University of Toronto will begin the process to receive applications for electives, with placements beginning in January 2023. Note: Specialties available for placements for visiting electives in January to April, are limited to: Emergency Medicine Family and Community medicine General Internal Medicine Pediatrics General Surgery Psychiatry Students from Canadian...
International Visiting electives for the class of 2024 
May 30, 2022
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.  
Visiting electives for the class of 2024
May 18, 2022
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...
Visiting electives for the class of 2023
March 8, 2022
At the AFMC Board meeting on January 25, 2022, the Board approved the recommendation from the AFMC Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) that there be no visiting electives for the class of 2023. This includes no virtual electives, virtual research electives or observer-ships.  a) Any exceptions (where there is no ability to provide a...
Portal and Visiting Electives Update
January 7, 2022
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...
Portal Home Page Upgrade
December 21, 2021
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...
Visiting Electives for the Class of 2022
April 21, 2021
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. Any exceptions (where there is no ability to provide a particular clinical experience in the home school) will be considered by...

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