Report We Are Some First Year Year Ubc Medicine Students - Ask Us Anything!* in University of British Columbia Medical School Posted May 18, 2017 This is a topic currently being discussed by the faculty as it is changing in the new curriculum. Last I heard was that there will be 24 weeks of pre CaRMS electives. ^This. I asked admissions about this and they said that the actual elective period could be anywhere from 16-24 weeks once the 2021's reach 4th year. The current outline says 24 but it sound like they'll be cutting down on it.