MTE Clinical Observerships and Electives

Canadian observerships provide internationally trained medical graduates (IMGs) invaluable learning experience as well as an opportunity to network in the medical community. During these observerships, many IMGs are able to enhance their skills and get familiar with the Canadian workplace culture.

IMGs may also identify transferable skills that they can utilize to find employment opportunities in a non-regulated alternative healthcare sector while preparing for their Canadian licensing examinations and/or applying for postgraduate training in Canada.

We are able to accommodate a limited number of observerships and electives every month. 

Eligibility to apply

To apply to complete at an observership/elective at one our partner clinics, the applicant must:

1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada (by the application deadline)
2. Written and passed the NAC OSCE and the MCCQE Part I before the application date
3. Submit the application form 2 weeks prior to the start date of the observership.

During the application process, you will be asked to input identifying information into a form and upload documents for review. To prepare to submit your application, please have the following available to upload:

a. Updated contact information and credentials: This information is required for the online application.
b. Curriculum vitae/résumé/list of awards or publications: Applicants are prompted to either upload their CV or résumé (.doc, .pdf).
c. A copy of your MCCQE Part 1 and NAC OSCE statement of results. 

Please note, our observership program is very competitive and we are only able to accept a limited number of applicants each year. Applicants can expect to hear a decision on their application within one week from the date the application was submitted. 

The fee for the observership is 2500 CAD plus tax for 2 weeks or 3500 CAD plus tax for 4 weeks.  The fee is due at the time of acceptance to complete an observership with us.


By the end of the observership, the candidate should have enhanced their clinical and communication skills and gotten familiar with the Canadian workplace culture. The candidate will receive a letter of recommendation at the end of the observership which can be used when applying for a Canadian residency training position. 

Available Dates and Location

We can accommodate any 2 or 4 weeks observerships and clinical rotations/electives in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics at one of our affiliated clinics in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, and Windsor ON. 

Once you apply, please email us the dates that you are planning to do your observership and/or clinical rotations/electives and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

For clinical rotations/electives, our team can coordinate with your medical school directly to get your clinical rotation or elective accredited and count towards your clinical rotations time.