Visiting electives for the class of 2023

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 particular clinical experience in the home school) will be considered by the UGME Committee on a case-by-case basis. 

b) This policy does not apply to core rotations which are completed outside of the home schools. 

The recommendation was the culmination of extensive discussions and careful consideration. Factors that were considered include the continued uncertainty regarding when visiting electives could resume even under the best of circumstances, fairness with respect to the access to visiting electives for all students and the capacity of schools to offer visiting electives.  

The AFMC Committee on UGME will continue discussions around visiting electives for the Class of 2024. 

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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