University Of British Columbia

Contact Information

Jennifer Tisdall

Senior Program Assistant – Visiting Electives

Jessica Stromberg

Senior Program Assistant – Visiting Electives


UBC MD UG Dean’s Office

Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

2775 Laurel St. Vancouver BC V5Z 1M9

About the Faculty of Medicine

The UBC MD program is distributed into four geographically distinct sites across British Columbia. These include the Island Medical Program (IMP) in Victoria, the Northern Medical Program (NMP) in Prince George, the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP) in Vancouver, and the Southern Medical Program (SMP) in Kelowna. Electives are offered throughout the province, providing students with opportunities in a wide range of clinical settings. Electives arranged through the Visiting Student Elective Program (VSEP) at UBC are intended for senior clinical clerks as they are final-year rotations subscribed by UBC fourth year students. Only electives identified in the UBC Visiting Student Elective Guide/Catalogue are considered official University approved electives.

Our offices will be closed from December 23rd, 2022 and will reopen on January 3, 2023.  No new applications will be accepted during this time frame.  We look forward to helping you upon our return on January 3rd

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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