Visit uOttawa to complete an elective in one of our stellar programs.

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Given the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, we will continue to monitor and adhere to the standards set by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). We therefore recommend that you do not make any travel nor accommodations arrangements until closer to the date, in case the elective needs to be cancelled due to changes in direction from OPH, or further to direction from your home school. As no PGME office can predict nor guarantee that there will be no last minute rotation cancellations due to COVID-19 related events, it is incumbent upon visiting residents to be aware that uOttawa cannot compensate trainees for expenses related to rotation cancellations as a result of COVID19 – directives.
Please note that a self-isolation period may be required before entry into any of the hospitals within the Ottawa region. It will be your responsibility to verify this requirement with the program you are going to, and the hospital’s occupational health services prior to arranging your travel and accommodations.
Our electives application system will automatically reject applications that do not meet the 2 month prior to block start rule.

Elective opportunities

The University of Ottawa offers elective opportunities to residents and fellows who:

  • Apply at least two months prior to the elective start date
  • Are Canadian or a permanent resident currently registered in a recognized postgraduate medical education program in Canada or the U.S.
  • Apply for an Educational Certificate of Registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) 2 months prior to the elective start date


1 Friday, July 1, 2022 Monday, May 2, 2022
2 Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Friday, June 3, 2022
3 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Friday, July 1, 2022
4 Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Friday, July 29, 2022
5 Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Friday, August 26, 2022
6 Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Friday, September 23, 2022
7 Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Friday, October 21, 2022
8 Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Friday, November 18, 2022
9 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Friday, December 16, 2022
10 Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Friday, January 13, 2023
11 Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Friday, February 10, 2023
12 Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Friday, March 10, 2023
13 Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Friday, April 7, 2023

Electives must not exceed six (6) months in duration.