The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences offers elective opportunities for medical students interested in a clinical experience within a vast variety of general and sub-specialty areas. We have dedicated supervisors throughout Hamilton and the surrounding areas who are committed to providing an enriching clinical experience designed to meet individual and unique learning goals. We have placement opportunities in general inpatient or outpatient psychiatry as well as sub-specialty placements within both inpatient and outpatient settings.
- For questions about potential elective placements contact our Electives Coordinator Claudia Castellanos
- For questions about a career in Psychiatry, contact our Undergraduate Medical Education Director Dr. Lentz
McMaster Psychiatry - HORIZONTAL ELECTIVES - currently on hold
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences offers horizontal elective opportunities to McMaster medical students. Our horizontal opportunities are observational only. All psychiatry electives must be booked centrally through our electives coordinator - Please do not contact supervisors directly to book these placements.
First review our Horizontal Electives Guide FINAL - MAR 2019 for an idea of the varied clinical settings we have to offer. Email us advising your preferred areas and include the dates you are available. Our coordinator will liaise with our supervisors and contact you once a placement is secured and confirmed. Some areas are quite popular and fill up fast so please contact us early to avoid disappointment.
Once the placement date/s are confirmed be sure to Register in MedSIS PRIOR to the first placement date.
The MD office requires a Horizontal Teaching Contribution Record to be completed at the end of your placement signed by both yourself and your supervisor. Please look for more details in the Medportal Electives page. Return your completed evaluation to Deb Klunder
- For questions or information on psychiatry horizontal placements contact our Electives Coordinator Claudia Castellanos
McMaster Psychiatry - BLOCK ELECTIVES
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences offers block elective opportunities to McMaster medical students. All McMaster electives must be booked centrally through our Electives Coordinator - Please do not contact supervisors directly to book these placements.
It is important to note that the Department of Psychiatry does not currently participate in a lottery process for McMaster students, with the exception of Psychiatry Summer Boot-Camp, therefore, requests will be triaged on a first-come-first-serve basis.
First review our McMaster Block Electives Placement Guide - Mar 2019 to decide which area of psychiatry interests you. Book your request through MedSIS advising your areas of preference in the comment section. Our coordinator will liaise with our supervisors and contact you once a placement is secured and confirmed. Please note we may have to divide your time between preceptors depending on both popularity and unforeseen scheduling conflicts. Further, at high volume request times, we may cap the total number of requests accepted so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
- For more information on possible elective placements contact our Electives Coordinator Claudia Castellanos
McMaster Psychiatry - CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL VISITING BLOCK ELECTIVES - currently on hold
Applications will be processed by the MD Program office only, not arranged by the learner directly with the department/division.
To register for a psychiatry visiting elective at McMaster University click here
For information regarding your initial application please contact our Visiting Electives Office:
Undergraduate Medical Education Electives Office
McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
1280 Main Street West, MDCL - 3111
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Office hours 830am-400pm
Phone: (905) 525-9140 x20256
Fax: (905) 546-0349
Email: for International applicants
Email: for Canadian applicants