Travel and Accommodation Policy Update

Over the past months we reviewed our Travel and Accommodation Policy and benchmarked it with other programs in Ontario which offer financial support for rural and regional placements for learners. As well, the policy was also compared with the current funding that we receive from the government. As a result, the following changes have been implemented and will become effective July 1, 2016 for those rotations which meet the eligibility requirements:

Travel and Accommodation

New Policy

Accommodation Reimbursement Maximum

$800/4 weeks

Mileage Rate

Western University's current rate

Mileage Reimbursement Maximum

$400/4 weeks

Distance Restrictions for mileage and accommodation reimbursement

More than 35 kms from home teaching site or campus

For more information, please refer to the Travel and Accommodation Policy for Schulich Medicine Distributed Education.
If you have specific questions about travel and/or accommodation relating to your community rotation, please contact us by email at