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The  Elective  Program  in  Haematology/Oncology  at  SickKids is available to  Medical  Students, Residents  and Haematology/Oncology Elective Trainees.  Students and trainees are exposed to some of the most unique cases, technologies and research opportunities available in Canada. Depending on their interest, students and trainees can choose between Paediatric Oncology, Haematology or both disciplines. In addition, both  inpatient  and  outpatient  experiences  are  available.  Students  and  trainees  should  indicate  to  the Haematology/Oncology Education Office their preference and date when booking an elective.

Medical Students

Electives are a  maximum of four (4) weeks  during an academic  year (July 1 – June 30). For inpatient and outpatient Haematology/Oncology elective rotations, prior completion of a core paediatric rotation is strongly recommended. All elective applications are processed and must be approved by the Elective Office, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. 

How to Apply:

University of Toronto Medical Students, applications are processed via MedSIS.

Medical Students outside of the University of Toronto, applications are processed via the AFMC Portal. 

International Medical Students are encouraged to visit the University of Toronto Medical Electives site and scroll down to “Visiting North American and International Medical Students”. 

Residents & Haematology/Oncology Elective Trainees

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. 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). 

All resident elective trainees must have confirmation from their program director and our Education Training Program Office (education.haemonc@sickkids.caprior to applying. The elective training period is a maximum of four (4) weeks, due to the volume of training requests.

How to Apply:

All Resident elective trainees are advised to review the University of Toronto Post MD Education site outlining applicant  categories, processes  and  required  documentation. Once  all  requirements are fulfilled, you will receive an email notifying you of your start date and subsequent emails which will include orientation details. 

Canadian/Permanent Resident residency trainees, must submit application and documents through the University of Toronto - PGME Electives Program Website

All  International  residency  trainees  must  submit  their  requests  and  the  following  documentation to education.haemonc@sickkids.ca. For documentation requirements, Click here

International applicants require a work permit for the full duration of their elective training. 

For all inquiries, contact the Haematology/Oncology Education Office at education.haemonc@sickkids.ca.