Visiting Electives

COVID-19 Daily Fit for Work Questionnaire - Click Here

As part of the Alberta Health Services standard, any person who tries to access any health care facility will be asked these questions. If you answer "yes" to any of these, you will be instructed to leave the facility for 14 days. Please read over these instructions, and ensure you answer "no" to each of these questions before making arrangements to come for your elective.
For the most updated information, please visit: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx

COVID-19 and PPE Resources for Incoming Residents

As we approach the new academic year, we will have a number of new postgraduate trainees joining us in Alberta Health Service and we want to take a moment to provide everyone with some important links and resources for protecting yourselves during the COVID pandemic. For the latest information and updates regarding COVID in Alberta Health Services, please visit: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/page16944.aspx

Please take the time to review the following - Personal Protective Equipment Contact & Droplet Course: https://ahamms01.https.internapcdn.net/ahamms01/Content/AHS_Website/modules/ipc/ipc-ppe-covid/story.html

AHS Donning & Doffing Video (13 minutes): https://ahamms01.https.internapcdn.net/ahamms01/Content/AHS_Website/Information_For/if-hp-ipc-donning-and-doffing.mp4

Helpful guides (click to access):

If you are new to AHS, please note we have implemented mandatory, daily, Fit for Work screening.  https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/ppih/if-ppih-covid-19-fit-for-work-screening-online-tool.pdf  Login on your smart phone each day using your AHS network account and have the results screen available to present if requested when entering an AHS facility.  If you are deemed unfit for work, follow the prompts for the Healthcare Worker Self-Assessment which will guide you to COVID testing and notify your program.

Please note:  N95 Masks are required wherever you may be exposed to an aerosol-generating medical procedure or an airborne pathogen.  As AHS faces shifting availability of some N95 models it’s important for you to be fit-tested for an available device where N95 protection is required.  The Aerosol-Generating Medical Procedure Guidance Tool (https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17091.aspx) provides some guidance on activities where you will need an N95 mask; your host program will be able to confirm if N95 is mandatory or if you can abstain from activities that place you at risk.  Many high risk clinical areas have fit test designates on the units and there are drop-in fit test clinics available on-site (https://insite.albertahealthservices.ca/main/assets/hr/tms-hr-calgary-zone-n95-fit-testing-sessions-2020.pdf).  Some of these drop-in clinic schedules may have changed as sites direct resources to priority areas.

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Visiting Elective Training in specialty and subspecialty RCPSC and CFPC Residency Training Programs is available; however specific program availability is subject to program capacity and approval from the Program Director.

Electives are available to both Residents who are enrolled in a Canadian training programs accredited by the RCPSC or CFPC and Residents enrolled in training programs outside of Canada.

The application process for Visiting Electives should begin 4-6 months before the desired start date. Specific registration requirements for your elective can take up to 2 months to complete. Failure to provide enough lead time for processing can cause the cancellation of your elective.

Please note: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta have revised their requirement for International Medical Graduates electives in regards to source verification. The new policy states that for IMG electives, who will be coming for elective periods up to three months in duration, the CPSA will waive the requirement for source verification of their medical degree through physicansapply.ca . This will granted on a one time basis. If a resident or fellow return at a future date or decide to extend their elective period beyond the initial three months, they will be required to submit their medical degree for source verification.

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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