UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) are pleased to announce that UBC is now accepting applications for visiting electives through the AFMC Student Portal, an online service that allows medical students to search and apply for medical electives across Canada.
“We are pleased to partner with the AFMC to help streamline the application process for UBC visiting medical electives,” says UBC’s Dr. Roger Wong, Executive Associate Dean, Education. “By moving to the centralized, national portal, we are helping medical students to easily explore and apply to the wide range of rich UBC medical elective opportunities based in communities across British Columbia.”
“The AFMC is thrilled that UBC will join the other 13 Canadian faculties and that students will have access to UBC electives through the AFMC Student Portal,” says Dr. Geneviève Moineau, President and CEO, AFMC.
“The expansion of the AFMC Student Portal to include UBC is a step towards the modernization of Canadian medical education,” says Tavis Apramian, VP Education, CFMS. “The CFMS is pleased that the largest medical school in Western Canada is now accepting applications through the centralized Portal. We thank the AFMC and UBC for making a Canada-wide electives Portal an approaching reality.”
UBC Visiting Electives information, including details on how to apply, student eligibility, application fees, deadlines and required documentation, are available at www.afmcstudentportal.ca/institution/UBC#/.
The AFMC Student Portal, a bilingual information hub and centralized application service, provides a one-stop-shop for medical students looking for electives in Canada. Visiting Canadian and International undergraduate medical students will now be able to visit the AFMC Student Portal to learn more about UBC visiting elective offerings. Students can search the Visiting Elective Guide at no charge and at any time without having to register or submit an application.