ERMEP believes that the time the medical learners spend in rural and regional practice will be the highlight of their learning.  It will be an intense, exhilarating and demanding period of rapid professional and personal growth which should appeal to each and every learner.

  • All rotations must be a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks to be accepted, set up and funded by ERMEP.  
  • Funding includes learner's accommodations & travel, as well as a preceptor stipend
  • ERMEP sets up and funds family practice and specialty rotations in rural Eastern Ontario.
  • Applications must be completed prior to a rotation in order to be funded.
  • Applications should be completed 3 to 6 months prior to the rotation start date.
  • Learners will be expected to log their rotation and complete an evaluation and expense form at the end of their rotation.


     ERMEP is happy to set up and fund all post-grad electives that are a minimum of 4-weeks.  We are unable to fund post-grad core rotations.

4th Year Electives

  • To reduce cancellations, please be sure you only apply to one network for a 4-week rotation.
  • We ask that you do not reach out to ERMEP preceptors to try to set up your own elective.  Please contact ERMEP.
  • All 4th year electives must be a minimum of 4-weeks and completed in one community.  They can be broken down into two 2-week specialties.
  • All electives are dependent on preceptor availability.
  • Ontario medical learners can apply directly to ERMEP.
  • All out-of-country/province medical learners must apply with the AFMC Student Portal, and you will apply with the University of Ottawa.  Please visit the uOttawa page on the AFMC Portal website for more information regarding 4th year electives with ERMEP.

Canadian Medical Students studying outside Ontario or Canada

     Please visit the following link for further information;  https://www.afmcstudentportal.ca/

ERMEP Funding Guidelines