Electives

At Calgary, we have five training sites. Residents work across all sites, including getting great exposure at the Foothills Medical Centre, a Level-1 Trauma Centre.

***Due to COVID-19 all out of town electives have been suspended temporarily.*** Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our medical student liaison ([email protected]) with any questions you might have. We are offering varying virtual opportunities for you to get to know us, with information about these sessions on our schedule, Twitter and Instagram pages. During your elective, you can expect to be contacted by our Medical Student Liaison. You can expect an orientation to our department on your first shift at each site. Our staff enjoy and are familiar with having visiting and elective students. As for reference letters, just remember that ER staff are used to providing letters to students they have only worked with a couple times. If you have questions about this process and want some advice, contact the Liaison. Don’t forget that we also went through the stress of CaRMS! Elective students can expect mostly 1:1 shifts with the staff, though sometimes a senior ER resident will be paired up as part of our teaching shifts (and also to meet you!) Plan to dive deep into the action: our departments are not clogged with senior residents stealing your procedures. There’s really no such thing as seniority in Calgary–there’s plenty of procedures to go around. Frankly, our laryngoscope arms could use a break!

While you’re here, please come to our academic full day

Check the schedules page for more info Grand Rounds start at 9AM at FMC every Thursday. Journal Club runs monthly with dinner and drinks provided. RSVP to Madhavi. Please come out and meet us – we want to meet you! As well, our Liaison has the time and definitely wants to meet you one on one to talk about CaRMS, residency, training programs, and life. Whatever! It can be hard to find information out there, so why not enjoy a club soda or coffee on us. We’ll be in touch – don’t be nervous to take us up on it.

Do you have questions? Get in touch!

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