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Visiting and International Students

international medical studiesElective requests by Canadian and International medical students must go through the MD Electives Office of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. Please apply formally through the AFMC portal. Once applications are processed, the request for an elective will be sent to the Electives Coordinator in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology to check for availability.

Please DO NOT contact the physicians directly.

Experiences in General Obstetrics and Gynecology are available at St. Joseph's Hospital and McMaster University Medical Center in Hamilton. Our electives are 2 weeks in length and are subject to certain dates/times of the year. 

Electives in our sub-specialties are available in areas such as: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology, Gyne-Oncology, Urogynecology, and Sexual Health.

All divisions are available year round, with the exception of the Sexual Health elective.

  • The Sexual Health elective is available for a max. 2 weeks only and is subject to certain dates. It follows the same schedule as the general electives availability schedule.

Our other electives are available year round and run in 2 week blocks. For more information, please see our list of divisions below:

  • MFM (CLERKS ONLY): You will work with a team of 4 physicians in the 4B Clinic at MUMC under the supervision of Dr. M. Morais. A core rotation in Ob/Gyn must be completed prior to applying for this elective.
  • REI: You will work with a team of 5 physicians at the ONE Fertility Clinic in Burlington, ON under the supervision of Dr. Faghih or with Dr. Cepeda at the Hart Fertility Clinic in Hamilton, ON.
  • Gyne Onc: You will work with a team of 5 physicians at the Juravinksi Cancer Centre located at the ​Juravinski Hospital under the supervision of Dr. W. Jimenez.
  • Sexual Health: This is a community experience in Sexual Medicine, Colposcopy, TA clinic and optional call. You will work with Dr. D. Costescu in Hamilton, ON at both MUMC and ​Juravinski Hospital.
  • Urogynecology: You will work under the supervision of Drs. ​Malabarey, and Best at MUMC or Juravinski.

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