Canada (CFMS) - Calgary
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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All except Anesthesia, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, some Internal Medicine, Obs& Gyn, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Rural Electives
All dates except February 12 – April 8 | July 9 - August 5 | December 17 - January 6
3 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Not Included
Lodging is arranged by LEOs and exchange students will typically be staying with local medical students or shared housing.
For up to date requirements please consult the AFMC student portal, pay special attention to the specific conditions for CFMS/IFMSA students (https://www.afmcstud
http://cumming.ucalgary.ca/
LEOs
Calgary LEO
OVERVIEW
Calgary is the largest city in the prairie province of Alberta and is an exciting travel destination for many people. Not only does it host the famous Calgary Stampede each July, but it is an easy base for weekend getaways to Banff National Park.  In the Rocky Mountains there are endless opportunities for world class skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.  

The Cumming School of Medicine harbours a supportive and collaborative learning environment. The lecturers, clinical preceptors and staff are outstanding individuals who will help make the most of your learning experience. We know that you will find Calgary welcoming and the medical culture inspiring.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
The Cumming School of Medicine is located in the Health Sciences Buildings, separate from main campus and adjacent to the Foothills Hospital and Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Depending on your placement, you may also visit one of the other main hospitals in Calgary including:
  • Alberta Children's Hospital
  • Peter Lougheed Centre
  • Rockyview Hospital
  • South Health Campus

For more information about these sites please visit http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/zones/calgary-zone.aspx



RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
The University of Calgary does not accept incoming SCORE students.
BOARDING
$100 CAD pocket money will be provided in lieu of boarding.
LODGING
As listed above, lodging will be organized by the LEO. Typically exchange students stay with local medical students. Talk to your LEO about any special requests regarding living arrangements.
TRANSPORTATION
Your transportation needs will depend on the locations of both your placement and your lodgings. While you may be able to walk to some destinations, Calgary is a large city and you will likely need another mode of transportation as well. Calgary has several transportation options:
  • Bus
  • C-Train
  • Car2Go
  • Taxi
Bus and train fares are $3.30 CAD. You can also purchase a one month pass for $103.00 CAD. For more information on Calgary Public Transit, including route information, visit http://www.calgarytransit.com/ . 

If you have an international driver's licence, you can use Car2go for $35.00 CAD. Visit https://www.car2go.com/CA/en/calgary/ for more information

Taxis are available, however they are the most expensive option.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
There is a lot of fun to be had in Calgary! We will have a variety of social activities arranged for you during your stay. These activities may vary depending on both the season of your visit and your own personal interests. Please let your LEOs know if there is anything you're interested in doing or seeing in Calgary. Some of the typical activities planned include: a dinner with local medical students, a daytrip to Banff, and/or rafting down the Bow River.
MUST SEE
  • Calgary Stampede (during July)
  • Banff (2 hours away from Calgary) 
  • Lake Louise (2.5 hours away from Calgary) 
  • The Bow River and trails (including beautiful parks)
  • The Calgary Zoo
  • The Glenbow Museum.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
University of Calgary LEOs are always available to answer any questions that you might have! LEOs will help arrange your airport transport, lodging and some social activities during your stay. For more information on visiting electives, please visit: https://www.afmcstudentportal.ca/institution/uCalgary#/.