Our current Regina faculty includes a large group of general pediatricians and neonatologists. Other pediatric physicians include a pediatric developmental specialist, pediatric allergist/immunologist, and two pediatric surgeons; other pediatric programs in Regina include the Allan Blair Cancer Centre and the Wascana Rehabilitation Center for pediatric rehabilitation services. We also have a well-developed child abuse team aﬃliated with the Regina Children’s Justice Centre. Our pediatric outpatient facility provides consultative care with specialty clinics including child development, surgery, asthma and allergy, nephrology and cystic fibrosis. Other clinics, such as pediatric cardiology, neurology and hematology, are managed by visiting subspecialists from Saskatoon. Furthermore, a pediatric emergency room within the Regina General Hospital is under development.
The Pediatric Program maintains a robust academic curriculum paired with the Saskatoon site, which includes:
Protected academic half-day
Procedural skills and simulation
Code Navy events (unit wide simulation)
Journal club and critical appraisal
Case rounds, interpretation rounds, and topic rounds
Departmental Grand Rounds
Practice examinations (STACERs, OSCEs, MCQs and SAQs)
Indigenous Health curriculum
Teaching Course (TIPS)
And much, much more.
Resident scholarly projects (research) are well supported through a network of research experts (Division Head of Pediatric Research; Department Research Coordinator; and Resident Research Facilitator). The University of Saskatchewan also provides excellent research supports, and all residents are provided funding to present their research.
Resident wellness is an important part of training and is supported through several resident-led and faculty-led initiatives including wellness rounds, ice cream rounds, protected biannual resident retreats, staﬀ/resident events, and other opportunities. Residents are well-supported by their program directors, administrative staﬀ, and a progressive resident contract through the Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan (RDoS).
Our program is located in the capital city of Regina. Regina is home to many amazing cultural, athletic, and social experiences including such highlights as: Wascana Park and surrounding area, cultural centers including the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and Mackenzie Art Gallery, the home of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, and much more!
Our pediatric training program site in Regina commenced in 2019-2020 and is currently comprised of two residents per year. We expect 7-8 total residents by 2022-23. Residents in family medicine, dermatology, and psychiatry are also involved in pediatric rotations as well as 3rd and 4th year medical students from the University of Saskatchewan (Regina site).
Our primary site in Regina is the Regina General Hospital, which houses a pediatric inpatient unit, pediatric high acuity unit, NICU, and pediatric ORs as well as a pediatric outpatient space for locally led clinics as well as visiting subspecialty clinics from Saskatoon. Additional sites for clinical experiences in Regina include pediatric outpatient clinics/community pediatric clinics (throughout Regina) and the Wascana Rehabilitation Center (Developmental Pediatrics). Regina trainees also may have the opportunity for rural and remote health experiences including experiences on First Nations reserves.
In addition to time spent in and around Regina, rotations in all years will occur in Saskatoon at the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. These primarily include PICU and pediatric subspecialties. Accommodations will be provided as well as reimbursement for program related travel.
Our program employs Competence-by-Design training with the use of Elentra® as our information technology platform.
For further information including specific information on rotation experiences across the four stages of training, please view our program description on CaRMs.
Why do Pediatrics in Regina?
As a small-sized program, our Regina pediatrics site offers a diverse array of general pediatric experiences, but all residents still receive complete exposure to pediatric subspecialty care and critical care through their time in Saskatoon. As a new program site, the Regina site is highly responsive to resident feedback, and the program strives to ensure an equitable, culturally-sensitive, and highly supportive environment in which to train. Resident wellness is supported throughout the training experience, and residents have the opportunity to develop a strong connection with their faculty and city. Situated in Regina, residents have access to a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities to complement their busy resident lives.
What is the relationship between the Saskatoon and Regina sites?
Our program director (Dr. Mark Inman) oversees the Pediatric Residency sites in both Saskatoon and Regina. In Regina, there is also a site director (Dr. Shauna Flavelle) for all Regina-specific programming in addition to program administrative support (Tracey Murray).
Regina trainees spend time between Saskatoon and Regina (approximately 2 blocks in Saskatoon in the 1st year, 5-6 blocks in the 2nd year, 5-6 blocks in the 3rd year, and 2-4 blocks in the 4th year). Overall curriculum (academic half day, OSCEs, practice examinations, courses and certifications, and other core curriculum) are consistent between both sites.
The overall resident and faculty relationship between the Saskatoon and Regina sites is highly integrated and supportive.