Electives in the United States and Canada
Once you decide to seek an elective in the United States, the difficult part is to find an appropriate hospital that will accept you. One way is to visit each medical school website www.aamc.org/members/listings/msalphaae.htm) and find out if they accept international medical students. But this is an inefficient way of getting information. Often the school's website has limited information or no information at all about electives for visiting medical students.
The website of the Extramural Electives Compendium on the official Association of American Medical Colleges contains essential information for medical students about elective opportunities at medical schools accredited to Liaison Committee on Medical Education in the United States and Canada (http://services.aamc.org/eec/student.cfm). All the information is in one place, so you do not need to spend lots of time surfing individual websites.
The online Extramural Electives Compendium features enable you to browse schools by institution name, state or province, or geographic