Resident Support Program

Resident and Medical Student Electives

Are you interested in an elective in the Yukon?

There are presently two communities available for electives. For preceptor availability and details please contact the appropriate elective coordinator from the following email addresses:

Has your elective been confirmed?

Once your elective has been confirmed, please download (right or below) and read through the Elective Information sheet prior to your arrival.

Have you completed your elective? 

If you do not already receive finanical assistance from your program, then you may be eligible to apply to the YMA Resident and Medical Student Support Fund. The guidelines and application form are available for download. (right or below).

Visiting Specialist Clinic Residents

If you attend the Visiting Specialist Clinic with a preceptor you may be eligible to apply to the Resident Support Fund for financial assistance for travel and accommodation. The guidelines and application form are available for download (right or below).

Financial Assistance — Funding Sources for Medical Education

If you are a Yukon resident presently studying medicine or intending to apply to medical school, there are several sources of funding potentially available to you.  These are listed below and the contact information is provided.

Eligibility criteria differ among the funding programs. Please contact the programs directly for details.

Canadian Medical Foundation

  • National Medical Student Bursary Program
  • Dr. John Big Canoe Scholarship
  • Special Bursary Program for Aboriginal Medical Students

Canadian Medical Foundation / Fondation médicale canadienne
1870 prom Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 6R7
(613) 520-7681

First Nations Health Program (WGH)

  • Dr. Frank Timmermans Scholarship
  • Yukon Native Health Scholarship

First Nations Health Program
Whitehorse General Hospital
5 Hospital Road
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 3H7
(867) 393-8780

Government of Yukon

  • Medical Education Bursary

Karla Scott
Medical Education Bursary Committee
Government of Yukon
Box 2703 (H-22)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6
(867) 667-8449

The Yukon Foundation

  • Charles Drury Taylor Award

The Yukon Foundation
P.O. Box 31622
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 6L2
(867) 393-2454