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FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Postgraduate Medical Education

Core and Visiting Electives at McMaster

It is the trainee’s responsibility to ensure that they meet all requirements prior to the start of core and elective training.  Some requirements including licensure, health screening and work permits take time and applicants must carefully read the information below and take note of the timelines. Those unsuccessful in meeting all requirements will not be permitted to start training.

Email the PGME electives administrator for any questions

CORE – Learners wishing to complete a core rotation in a Mac-CARE community,  must be enrolled in a postgraduate medical training program and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). Mac-CARE funds McMaster learners for community core and elective training rotations that are between one month/block (a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks in the same community) and six months/blocks in duration.

VISITING ELECTIVES – Learners wishing to complete an elective, a non-mandatory component of training, at McMaster must be enrolled in a postgraduate medical training program and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). Elective training is short-term training that does not exceed 6-months in duration.

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COVID-19 ELECTIVES UPDATE:
McMaster University will accept elective applications from other universities at this time, provided that new directives are not received from the government, the hospital, or the resident’s home university.  Given the current situation with the pandemic, electives could be cancelled at short notice.  Visit our COVID-19 website for current updates.