The Department of Pediatrics offers elective opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate learners interested in a career in pediatrics.

Electives are offered in general pediatrics and the following subspecialties:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Critical Care
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Pediatrics
  • Genetics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology

Apply - Undergraduate

Undergraduate Visiting Electives

All undergraduate visiting elective applications must be submitted and processed through the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) student portal. Applications are not arranged by the student directly with the department/division.

Undergraduate McMaster Student Electives

Block Electives

Students apply online through MedSIS and confirm the elective if accepted.

For additional information including restrictions and requirements, please refer to the PC Directory on Medportal prior to submitting a request.

Horizontal and Community Electives

The student must schedule horizontal or community electives directly with a supervisor of the division. 

Apply - Postgraduate

Postgraduate Visiting Electives

Trainees must schedule visiting electives directly with the subspecialty division. After scheduling the elective with the division, trainees must complete the Postgraduate Medical Education visiting electives application form at least eight weeks prior to the scheduled elective.

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