University Of Ottawa

Contact Information
Visiting Electives Coordinator
Home Electives Coordinator

613.562.5800 #8117

Guindon Hall

451 Smyth Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5

About the Faculty of Medicine

Message from the Director of Electives

Sanando docemus | We teach to heal

Located in Canada’s capital, the University of Ottawa and its affiliated hospitals provide an unparalleled learning experience and an educational environment rich with diversity, innovation, and research. uOttawa’s Faculty of Medicine was established in 1945. The only bilingual medical faculty in Canada, we are committed to excellence in education and health research, and are attuned to the needs of the communities we serve – from local to global.

Our elective opportunities provide a platform for you to consolidate your clinical skills, explore postgraduate programs in preparation for residency, and expand your professional network. Our clinician teachers and educators are world class. We look forward to welcoming students from across Canada and around the world. Come learn from our experienced teams!


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