Pre-Departure Training

***** 2018 Pre-Departure Training Dates *****

Monday, March 19, 2018 & Monday, March 26, 2018
Both sessions commence at 5:30 in the School of Medicine Room 132A
Attendance at both sessions is required and mandatory.


  • Students are advised to ensure they have the appropriate medical and travel insurance. If you are covered by the AMS plan. you may refer to this page for further information.
  • It is strongly recommended to visit the Canadian Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website. Information includes safety updates for region of travel and Registation of Canadians Abroad (highly recommended). Also available is emergency contact information while abroad and a listing of Canadian Embassy/Consulates. You should record this information prior to leaving Canada, in the event of an emergency.
  • KFL&A Public Health publishes travel health information online. Some immunizations may need to be done well in advance of travelling so please schedule accordingly.
  • Entry/exit visas for the specific area of travel are the student's individual responsibility. More information can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website.
  • Students are strongly advised to do some independent research on their chosen country/region. Topic suggestions include: weather, currency, culture, religion, customs, and medical aspects such as, scope of practice, dress code, available resources, etc.
  • Refer to the International Center's 'your safety abroad' site. 
  • Familiarize yourself with this module prior to training - you will be emailed a seperate document to respond to the questions and asked to submit back to the OGH
  • If you cannot make these dates please email the Office of Global Health as soon as possible to make other arrangements.
  • In the event of an emergency while abroad, please contact Queen's Security at 613.533.6111 (collect calls will be accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Please refer to this handbook and other documents below prior to your pre-departure training. 

AMS Blue Cross Travel Health Passport

QUIC Health Insurance Information

Suggested Packing List

Bon Voyage, But... (Government of Canada)

Drug Facts (Government of Canada)

Well On Your Way Health Pamphlet

QUIC Emergency Action Plan

QUIC Emergency Contact Card

QUIC Personal Risk Assessment

Common Phrases & Medical Terms to Learn

Student Code of Conduct