The Electives Program is an opportunity for self education in an area of the students own interest. The aim of electives is to improve the students ability to function as a physician.  Students in all medical schools have Electives and many pursue electives at other schools or affiliated clinial sites.

Helpful Information

OPAL Electives Statistics by academic year:


Offered through the University of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine:

Required!  Prior to departure complete the forms listed below and email them to electivesugme@umanitoba.ca.  Your attendance for Pre-Departure Training is mandatory for international selectives, sessions take place in April and September.  Review the predeparture training listed below.  We suggest that you attend the WRHA Travel Medical Clinic and ensure you have the proper immunizations.



Anesthesia                         Anesthesiology Anesthesiology
Community Health Sciences Community Health Sciences Aboriginal Health
  Community Health Sciences Indigenous Health
  Community Health Sciences Public Health/Preventive Medicine (Regional)
  Community Health Sciences Public Health/Preventive Medicine (FNIHB)
  Community Health Sciences                 Occupational Health
  Community Health Sciences Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
  Community Health Sciences Public Health/Preventive Medicine (Provincial)
Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine Family Medicine Family Medicine (Rural or Urban)
Health Care Ethics Health Care Ethics Health Care Ethics
Internal Medicine Cardiology Cardiology
  Clinical Immunology & Adult Allergy Clinical Immunology & Adult Allergy
  CTU Clinical Teaching Unit
  Dermatology Dermatology
  Endocrinology Endocrinology
  Gastroenterology Gastroenterology
  Geriatric Medicine Geriatric Medicine
  Hematology Hematology
  Hepatology Hepatology
  ICU/Critical Care ICU/Critical Care
  Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases
  Nephrology Nephrology
  Neurology Neurology
  Oncology Oncology
  Palliative Care Palliative Care
  Physical Medicine & Rehab Physical Medicine & Rehab
  Respiratory Respiratory
  Rheumatology Rheumatolgy
Medical Genetics Medical Genetics Medical Genetics
Ongomiizwin Health Services Ongomiizwin Health Services (OHS) Ongomiizwin Health Services (OHS) - Churchill
  Ongomiizwin Health Services (OHS)  Ongomiizwin Health Services (OHS) - Fly-In
  Ongomiizwin Health Services (OHS)  Ongomiizwin Health Services (OHS)  - Norway House
Obstetrics & Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology Gynecology
  Obstetrics & Gynecology Gynecologic Oncology
  Obstetrics & Gynecology High Risk/Maternal Fetal Medicine
  Obstetrics & Gynecology Obstetrics
Ophthalmology Ophthalmology                 Ophthalmology
Otolaryngology Otolaryngology Otolaryngology
Pathology Pathology Pathology
Pediatrics Allergy Allergy
  Cardiology Cardiology
  Child Development Child Development
  Child Protection Child Protection
  Endocrinology Endocrinology
  Gastroenterology Gastroenterology
  Hematology/Oncology Hematology/Oncology
  Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases
  Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  Neonatology Neonatology
  Nephrology Nephrology
  Palliative Care Palliative Care
  Respiratory Respiratory
  Rheumatology Rheumatology
Pediatrics Neurology - Pediatric Neurology Pediatric
Psychiatry Psychiatry Anxiety/Mood Disorders
  Psychiatry Child & Adolescent
  Psychiatry CODI
  Psychiatry Community
  Psychiatry Consultation Liaison
  Psychiatry Eating Disorders
  Psychiatry Forensics
  Psychiatry General (HSC)
  Psychiatry General (SBGH)
  Psychiatry Intensive Care Unit
  Psychiatry Psychotherapy
Radiation Oncology Radiation Oncology Radiation Oncology
Radiology Diagnostic Radiology Diagnostic Radiology
Surgery Cardiac Surgery Cardiac Surgery
  General Surgery Head & Neck Surgical Oncology Service
  Neurosurgery Neurosurgery
  Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  Orthopedics Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  Orthopedics Spine Orthopedic Surgery
  Orthopedics Sports Orthopedic Sugery
  Orthopedics Trauma Orthopedic Surgery
  Plastic Surgery Plastics
  Urology Urology
  General Surgery General Surgery A Service
  General Surgery General Sugery B Service
  General Surgery General Surgery ACSS
  General Surgery General Surgery Gold Service
  General Surgery General Surgery Green Service
  General Surgery General Surgery Orange Service
  General Surgery General Pediatric Surgery 
  General Surgery Thoracic
  Vascular Surgery Vascular Surgery




Thank you for your interest in the Visiting Electives Program at the University of Manitoba. 

We accept applications 16-26 weeks in advance of the elective start date.    

Please visit the AFMC Student Portal to read our guidelines and submit an application.

Visiting Elective Guidelines

Visiting Electives Student Support Guide

Analytics 2018/2019 for Visiting Elective Opportunities

Analytics 2017/2018 for Visiting Elective Opportunities

Analytics 2016/2017 for Visiting Elective Opportunities

Analytics 2015/2016 for Visiting Elective Opportunities

Analytics 2014/2015 for Visiting Elective Opportunities

Immunization Requirment:

Please submit a completed AFMC Student Portal Immunization and Testing Form.

N95 and Malpractice Insurance Information

Please thoroughly read through the guidelines prior to contacting the Electives Administrator with questions. 

If you do have questions please contact the Electives Administrator by email, voicemails will not be returned due to the high volume of inquiries. 


For Elective Inquiries
Please Contact:
Eliya Ichihashi, Electives Administrator
(204) 789-3291


Dr. James Butler, Electives Director
Undergraduate Medical Education
Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Please contact Eliya Ichihashi for Dr. Butler's Contact Info.

Webpage Updated 09Jan2019