ONTARIO STUDENTS: VISITING STUDENT ELECTIVES (Year 3 & 4)
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Electives Travel and Accommodation Policy
Ontario Visiting Student Electives (Year 3&4) Application
Electives Expense Form (.xls)
SWOMEN welcomes students from all Ontario medical schools to apply for electives in our Rural Regional Electives Program. Current elective opportunities available through the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN) include:
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
These electives assist students to further develop their clinical knowledge and practice their skills in clinical settings outside of the teaching centres. Students work with enthusiastic and knowledgeable preceptors who have academic appointments with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
Students must have completed a core rotation in the discipline for which they are applying.
All electives must be a minimum of four weeks in order to be eligible for funding assistance for travel and accommodation. Students can apply for several electives, either in one community or in numerous communities.
It is recommended that applicants have a car, but some communities have public transportation. Placements depend on preceptor availability.
Accommodation will be arranged either in a shared apartment or house or in a bed and breakfast establishment. Funding will be provided for travel and accommodation following completion of the elective. Although it is recommended that students have access to personal transportation, there are some communities where public transportation is available.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
If you are at a medical school outside Ontario and/or outside Canada, please see Schulich's Visiting Electives Program website: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate/vse
Please feel free to contact the SWOMEN Rural Regional Placement Coordinator if you have any questions:
Rural Regional Medicine Placement Coordinator
Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN)
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
London, ON N6G 4X8
t. 519.858.5152 ext. 86225