Group of students in scrubs and masks.

Dr. David Sauder

Program Director

Judy Classen

Program Administrator
Application Details

Canadian Medical Graduates

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events
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Upcoming Events From
University of Saskatchewan
— Program Q&A, Town Hall Session
University of Saskatchewan General Surgery Townhall Q&A
— Information Session
U of S Pediatrics - CaRMs Information Night

Program Highlights

  • We have a well established culture of teaching among all the orthopedic surgical faculty.
  • We have ‘in person’ teaching rounds on a daily basis.
  • There is a collegial relationship between faculty and residents.
  • We have subspecialty trained surgeons in all areas of orthopedics.
  • Residents are actively involved in improving the quality of the program.
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General Information

We have a summer retreat to welcome new residents.

We foster a team environment where all members are appreciated and have a voice.

The city is big enough to have many amenities and small enough to avoid big city problems like long commutes.

Our two main orthopedic hospitals are closely located and easily accessible.

Please visit the UofS Orthopedic Surgery website for more information

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for University of Saskatchewan - Orthopedic Surgery - Saskatoon.
Gross annual PGY-1 Salary
Gross annual PGY-2 Salary
Gross annual PGY-3 Salary
Gross annual PGY-4 Salary
Gross annual PGY-5 Salary
Gross annual PGY-6 Salary
Educational Leave
Minimum 7 days with pay, 12 Maximum
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
Frequency of Calls
1:4 in-house (if in excess of 1:4 paid $196/period from 1700-0800 weekdays and $249 from 0800-0800 weekends)*
1:3 out-of-house
Maternity Leave / Paternity
In conformity with Sask. Labour Standards Act – 17 weeks max maternity leave and up to 35 weeks parental leave.
5 paid days paternity (can split the 35 weeks parental leave with mother as desired.)
Supplemental Maternity Leave Benefits
15 weeks topped to 90% pay when eligible for Employment Insurance
Provincial Health Insurance
Yes, if registered with Sask. Health
Extended Health Insurance
Blue Cross family coverage, if registered with a Provincial Health Plan
CMPA Dues Paid
Dental Plan
Statutory and Floating Holidays
1.5 times pay or 1/2 pay & day off for stats, plus 6 extra paid days off at Christmas
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Paid premium cost for Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid premium, >$100,000 coverage
Sick Leave
1.25 days per month to maximum 75 days
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
Employee Assistance Program
Two programs available through SMA and University of Saskatchewan
On-Call Stipends
Home Light: per duty period: $72 weekday; $83 weekend
In House: per duty period: $166 weekday; $191 weekend
ICU/CCU: per duty period: $166 weekday; $191 weekend

Updated August 24, 2022

*Effective January 1, 2021

Term of Collective Agreement – visit for contract details.

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Explore Location

Bridge in the foreground of the city
Saskatoon is a city straddling the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan, Canada. North along the riverside Meewasin Trail is Wanuskewin Heritage Park, with exhibitions exploring indigenous culture. On the trail’s southern stretch, native wildlife inhabit the prairie grasslands of Beaver Creek Conservation Area. East of the river, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has manicured gardens and a children’s zoo.

Resident Experience

Nebojsa Kuljic
Foremost is the make-up of our program. Between the staff and resident cohorts, our group is filled with encouraging and friendly faces, that make attending work a joy. My new best friends are those I work with at all levels. Our program size facilitates early and immediate integration into the role of a surgeon, both from a decision making perspective but also operative experience.

Frequently Asked Questions