University of Saskatchewan – Neurosurgery – Saskatoon
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Dr. Lissa Peeling

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Kimberly Moss

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Braeden Newton
PGY-1
“So much operating! From day 1 of residency you’ll be routinely acting as first assist in the OR and getting plenty of opportunity to improve your surgical skills. Small residency program makes it a very close knit group with senior residents who are very approachable and always around to help you adjust to being a surgical resident. “
“Work really closely with staff right from the start so that everyone knows you and you can establish a very collegial relationship with everyone involved with the program. Start residency with a lot of on-service time, which allows you to get better a neurosurgery and meet your team. It also gives you a chance to get to know all the nursing/allied health staff that work with neurosurgery really early on so that you feel at home right from the start of residency!”
“Very close-knit group of residents and we work closely with staff routinely so even as a junior resident you develop great relationships with the staff.”
“It’s neurosurgery so we’re obviously going to be busy, but there are still plenty of ways to prioritize the things in life that make you “well”. I still have time to spend with my partner, exercise, and have been able to meet up with my co-residents/other residents to game, have a drink, or enjoy some great food here in Saskatoon.”
“We’ve got a weekly bootcamp (optional) that residents and staff can go to which is a great way to connect with everyone! The senior residents, PD, and other staff are all very approachable so that you always feel well supported.”
“So much operating! From day 1 of residency you’ll be routinely acting as first assist in the OR and getting plenty of opportunity to improve your surgical skills. Small residency program makes it a very close knit group with senior residents who are very approachable and always around to help you adjust to being a surgical resident. “

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