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The Hospital for Sick Children

Elective Program

Elective Program

The elective program is geared towards Paediatric Residents training in Canada as well as Canadian and International Medical Students. This is a three to four week elective designed to be a mix of clinics plus inpatient service.  The rotation is not divided into separate clinics and service weeks. This is to maximize clinical exposure and introduce residents to the organizational skills required to balance inpatient and outpatient work, which many Pediatricians need to manage. There will be hands on patient care, ward rounds, divisional rounds and attendance at diabetes, endocrine and calcium bone clinics. Students are also exposed to the academic activities of the Division of Endocrinology, including case discussions, case reviews and journal clubs. This elective is coordinated though the Electives Office at the University of Toronto in consultation with Dr. Jennifer Harrington, Program Director.

Due to the lengthy process required for permits, licensing and registrations, the Division of Endocrinology currently does not accept international Paediatric Resident Electives. However, we do have an Observership Program. See more information regarding the Observership Program.

Application Procedures for Paediatric Residents training in Canada:

Application Procedures for Medical Students:

  • Applications for Canadian medical students are submitted through MEDSIS.
  • Applications for international medical students are submitted through the AFMC Portal.  Please note that international medical students will be required to submit their CV showing their past clinical experience as well as their TOEFL scores.

For further information, please contact:

Enza Andreacchi
Education Program Coordinator
Paediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
Division of Endocrinology
The Hospital for Sick Children
Email: endo.program@sickkids.ca