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I'm a medical student who has reached their 8 week cap in terms of elective planning. There is one school that I would've liked to go to but elective plans fell through. I want to do an elective there in a related specialty in August and meet with the PD, take call with the residents in evenings/weekends. I previously emailed the Program Coordinator to ask if this was possible but I didn't receive any response. I don't want to email her again in case this came back to my school as "unprofessional" (is it unprofessional to ask?). The game has never been so different with these caps... 

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On 11/17/2019 at 8:09 PM, MarsRover said:

How do you already have electives lined up for next year? You can't apply to the vast majority until 26 weeks before? 

Many schools allow you to bypass portal (I can think of U of C and U of T off the bat, and usually you don't need to use portal to apply at your home school).

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On 11/19/2019 at 6:54 PM, MarsRover said:

Calgary does not open for processing electives until Feb 2, 2020. It is on their AFMC page. 

I mean maybe not impossible, just was surprised that is quite early to have already 8 weeks of electives booked. 

McMaster electives are fucking early lol

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Just email the PD if you want to meet with the PD. If you know who the chief resident is/scheduler for the group, then email them as well regarding the call question. Honestly, we are all humans. Taking initiative to reach out shows interest. In my opinion, if a program punishes you for taking initiative or has a problem with your approach knowing how few electives people receive then I would perhaps give consideration to whether it's a program that is right for you. Being annoying is one thing, sending a couple of short emails is another. The program coordinators also receive a ton of emails. It may have just been that your original note slipped through the cracks. Just my two cents.

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