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Elective Subspecialty Experience

Residents who have completed their general public health practice training and subspecialty training may use the remaining time in their program for elective or fellowship training experiences relevant to public health.

During elective subspecialty training, you can expand your public health practice experiences or subspecialize in a particular area of public health such as:

  • Addictions Medicine and Research
  • HIV/AIDS Medicine and Research
  • Public Health Research
  • Medical Affairs and Administration
  • Other (requires program director approval)

Six months of training in an unaccredited setting is conditionally permitted by the Royal College, dependent on the approval of your program director. Examples of elective rotations include international health with UNICEF or the Canadian International Development Agency, and aerospace medicine at the Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine. The Royal College accepts up to one year of the Canadian Federal Field Epidemiology Program as a field placement.