- Please note that McMaster University and the Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine reserve the right to cancel and/or withdraw any electives if any required documentation is outstanding.
- Once an elective has been secured, changes are not permitted. This applies to dates and specialties. Any requests for changes to a secured elective will only be processed through cancellation and re-application (fees and cancellation policy will apply).
Computer/IT/Patient File Access
To determine if you require computer access, please contact your department placement contact (the placement contacts name and email address is listed in your confirmation email for this elective) via email. If the department requires you to have computer access, please complete the confidentiality agreement form that can be found on our institution profile page on AFMC, at the bottom of the page on the left hand side.
Once the form has been completed by you, please send it back to your department placement contact as they are responsible for setting up your access. Please do not send confidentiality agreement forms to email@example.com as we do not process computer access requests.
Students must be cleared for clinical placement by the McMaster Health Screening Office before they may start their elective. For immunization requirements, please visit our institution profile page on AFMC and click on AFMC immunization and McMaster Blood Borne Viruses. Visit the McMaster Visiting Electives Health Screening website for more information. For immunization questions or concerns, contact the Health Screening Office, email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 905-525-9140 ext 22249
Registration will take place on the Monday of the first day of your elective at McMaster University in the Michael G DeGroote Centre for Learning (MDCL) building in Room 3101. Please note that if your elective start date falls on a holiday, then we will register at the same time on the Tuesday morning.
Typically, registration will start at 8:30am. However, if we have a large group of students registering with us that morning, the start time will be staggered and is likely that you will be asked to register earlier or later than 8:30am. An email from Emma Whitford will be sent out the week before your elective start date to confirm what time you will be starting. Please do not be late to your scheduled registration time.
If your elective is taking place outside of Hamilton OR at a private practice, then you are NOT required to register with us, you can head straight to your elective.
When you arrive at MDCL Room 3101 for registration, please have a seat in our foyer. Someone will come to get you. Registration will consist of the following: (i) confirmation of your elective details with Emma Whitford (or another staff member), (ii) receiving a security and scrubex access card and (iii) having your photo taken for your ID badge. Your security and scrubex access and your ID badge will all be on 1 card. This card will provide you security access to any restricted areas at whichever hospital(s) you will be at (if you are at more than one hospital, please let whoever is registering you know), it will provide you access to the ScrubEx machines at the hospital and it will act as an ID badge. If you have any questions at that time, please do not hesitate to ask.
Visiting Electives Office Contact Information
- For any general questions or concerns regarding your elective, please do not hesitate to contact the visiting electives office via email at @ email@example.com or by phone at 905.525.9140 ext. 20256 or / ext. 21134
- For specific questions regarding the elective, such as elective location, schedule, etc. please contact the department/preceptor directly.