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Student Centre

Postgraduate Medical Education - Elective and placement opportunities

Arranging a clinical elective, fellowship or placement

Arranging a medical residency elective

A postgraduate medical trainee interested in arranging an elective under the supervision of a University of Toronto (U of T) postgraduate program director/training program must submit the following documentation to the host U of T residency program. This will then be forwarded to the U of T Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Office for registration purposes:

  1. Written permission from Toronto program director agreeing to the elective. For the list of program directors, visit
  2. Written permission from current program director at the home university
  3. Date of birth and Social Insurance Number
  4. Complete immunization record
  5. Proof of registration with the Canadian Medical Protective Association

Note: PGME Office will access certification of MD and PG license data through the CPSO website.

Note: Residents already registered with the University of Toronto can contact the Student Centre directly.

Registration process for PGME office

  • Once the PGME Office receives the required documents from the University of Toronto postgraduate program, a letter of appointment will be issued to the resident.
  • This letter must be signed by the resident and returned to the PGME Office.
  • A copy will be forwarded to the CPSO.
  • Along with the LOA, the resident will receive a PIN/password letter.
  • Using the PIN/Password, the resident registers on-line at the PGME website
  • Print off Confirmation of Registration form provided all the information noted above (1-5) has been received.
  • The Confirmation of Registration form will allow the resident or clinical fellow to register with the Student Centre.

Arranging a Clinical Fellowship

The application process can be viewed here: