Apply for Postgraduate Elective Training

As a postgraduate medical resident, you may register for an elective rotation at the University of Toronto in order to satisfy a specified part of the requirements of the ongoing residency training program in which you are enrolled at your home institution.

Eligibility for Licensure

In order to be considered for elective training, applicants must be eligible for a certificate authorizing postgraduate education (an educational-type medical license) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), the body which regulates the practice of medicine in Ontario. The CPSO’s requirements for the licensure of elective residents vary, depending on the applicant’s school of medical degree graduation and on the home institution where the applicant is enrolled in ongoing residency training.

Work Permit Requirement for International Trainees

If you are an applicant who is accepted for elective residency training at the University of Toronto and you are not Canadian citizens or do not have Canadian permanent resident status, you must have a work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for the full duration of your elective training.

Visit the Post MD Education site in order to determine eligibility and required documents:

  • For Canadians in Residency Training in Ontario
  • For Canadians in Residency Training in the U.S or outside Ontario
  • For U.S citizens in Residency Training in the U.S.
  • For International Trainees in Residency Training in Canada or the U.S.
  • For International Trainees in Residency Training outside Canada or the U.S.
  • J1 Visa Information

Please send an e-mail to Andrea Donovan (ohns.educationcoordinator@utoronto.ca), to let us know the details of your elective application (dates and, if applicable, with whom you have requested an elective); furthermore, if you are denied an elective or encounter any difficulties, please also e-mail Andrea Donovan to let her know. This will allow us to address any roadblocks that you might experience while proceeding through the formal elective application process.


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