Undergraduate Electives

Exploring ophthalmology

In your fourth year of the Dalhousie undergraduate medical education program, there’s a 12-week elective block at the beginning of the year. Take the ophthalmology elective to find out if you’d like to pursue ophthalmology later on.

If you attend another Canadian university and you’re considering a Dalhousie ophthalmology elective, get in touch. Although we have to offer scheduling preference to Dalhousie students, we’re happy to consider you for acceptance. Contact our Undergraduate Medical Education Office by emailing electives@dal.ca.


If you’re applying for fall electives (September to December), you must submit your application form four months in advance, and you’ll be added to the wait list. If we approve the weeks you’ve requested, we’ll notify you by email after July 1.

Contact us

Need more information on undergraduate electives? Get in touch.

Undergraduate Medical Education
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
2035-2 West, Victoria Building
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

Undergraduate program director:
Dr. Anuradha Mishra

Email: anuradha.mishra@dal.ca

Education coordinator:
Tomma MacDonald

Email: ophthed@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-2517
Fax: 902-473-2839