International electives allow medical trainees the opportunity to participate in a clinical or research experience abroad. Each elective placement usually spans from two to six weeks. These electives give students the opportunity to participate in observerships and provide residents with unique training opportunities in specific fields of medicine.
Participating in an international elective will expose participants to diverse medical environments and provide them with hands on learning opportunities.
Pre-departure Training Please note that the requirement to complete a pre-departure training session will now be mandatory for all international mobility. If you are considering an international elective during your UGME, we suggest you complete the training early in pre-clerkship to avoid schedule conflicts that often arise during clerkship. Pre-Departure Training is a free session that take place 3 times per year in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Open Registration: Fall: October 2, 2019 Winter: January 18, 2020 Spring: Date coming soon