Visiting Electives

Undergraduate - Visiting Electives

For non-Schulich Medicine students in their final clerkship

All students from other universities interested in doing an elective in Oncology must direct all elective enquiries to Schulich Medicine's Visiting Student Elective office at:

VSE Program:
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
Medical Sciences Building, Room M100
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1
t. 519.661.2076

Please note the requirements for visiting elective students at Western University has two different policies for Canadian Medical Schools and International Medical Schools.

  • Prospective applicants MUST contact the Visiting Student Elective offices at Western University directly before making any other arrangements with Departments within Western University.

  • All applications MUST first be approved by the Visiting Student Elective office at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, before further arrangements can be made with the individual departments.

Elective Availability

With the expansion of Western University medical classes, elective space is extremely limited and visiting students should understand that not all applicants receive an elective. Priority will be given to the Western University's medical students, then followed by students attending Canadian medical schools and other students from approved international medical schools. We encourage you to use the space available on the application form to list as many elective locations/choices as possible. (Please also indicate your field of interest in Oncology - i.e. Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, or Both). We typically only accommodate a 2-week elective request in the Department of Oncology. The 2-week elective can be split into 1 week of Radiation, and 1-week Medical Oncology or both 2 weeks can be dedicated to either Radiation or Medical Oncology - it is your choice to choose your option.

T. 519.661.2076
F. 519.661.4043