Excellent Obstetrics experience over the two years
Strong rural focus in program — doing a total of 30 weeks of training in rural sites over the two years
Fewer learners (Royal College) in PA with lots of one-on-one teaching from preceptors
Longitudinal ER experience throughout the two years
Friendly and collegial environment for residents, preceptors, and allied health professionals
Great exposure to Addictions Medicine, Indigenous Health, and vulnerable populations.
PA is the gateway to the north — close to the lakes and forests with year-round outdoor activities
Big city shopping and amenities but small-town living
Excellent support from Site Director and Site Administrator
Our mission is to create, teach, and develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes specific to the discipline of Family Medicine. We will work to optimize health by demonstrating excellence and innovation in service, education, and scholarly activity. We will provide university, hospital, and community-based education consistent with the principles of Family Medicine. We will focus our efforts on working with communities in response to their health needs.
Residents are provided 20 vacation days per year
NRP is provided by the program
There is ample opportunity to teach medical students
Very competitive resident salaries
CMPA insurance is paid by the University of Saskatchewan
Annual Resident Retreat
Each resident is required to complete a scholarly project during the two-year residency. Residents are supported by faculty and staff of the Research Division to complete this work. The project must be presented by residents at the annual Resident Scholarship Day and a manuscript must be submitted. All residents are required to complete scholarly academic modules and will have protected time to complete these activities.
Quality improvement and reflection on one’s own practice are important components of the practice of Family Medicine and there is increasing emphasis on this activity. All residents are required to participate in a practice assessment, as set out by their training site.
Planning for academic sessions is coordinated across all sites of the program. An Evidence Based Medicine course and a Scholarship Skills course are mandatory for the first year. Physician Management courses and ethics courses are provided. Written and Simulated Office Oral Exam preparation is provided.