McMaster University

McMaster University


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

Visiting Electives

How to apply/register:

Listing of divisions and contact information

For additional information contact:

McMaster Students

  • Horizontal Electives: Learners will schedule horizontal electives directly with a supervisor.
  • Community Electives: Learners will schedule community electives directly with a supervisor.

BLOCK electives

Sub-Specialty Electives (Undergraduate requests only)

Click on a sub-specialty for more information (for restrictions/requirements for these electives, please refer to the PC Directory on Medportal before submitting a request)
Adolescent Medicine Gastroenterology
Allergy/Immunology Genetics
Cardiology Hematology/Oncology
CAAP Critical Care
Infectious Diseases Developmental Pediatrics
Neonatology Endocrinology
Nephrology Emergency Medicine
  • General Pediatrics Electives (Undergraduate requests only)

Please submit your requests through MedSIS

Click on each option for more information:

MUMC - General Pediatrics CTU

MUMC - General Pediatric Chronic Complex Care

St. Joseph's - General Pediatric Level II


Student Evaluations are now triggered thru the MedSIS system


Click here if you would like an opportunity to meet with the Pediatric Residency Program Director and/or the Pediatric Chief Residents during your rotation through Pediatrics.


Cancellation Policy: If a scheduled elective is cancelled less than 6 weeks from the start date it could be considered "unprofessional" and a letter could be sent to the learner's home school.


Observerships are not recognized training therefore McMaster University is not involved in these arrangements.

Arrangements for observerships can be made through the Hamilton teaching hospitals: Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare.

You must be a Practicing Healthcare Practitioner to be eligible. Learners and Residents are not eligible to apply for observerships. There are other criteria in order to meet the eligibility requirements; please refer to the Observership Policy.

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