Dr. Cory Neudorf
The strength of the program will be in helping residents learn how to function effectively as specialists in Public Health and Preventive Medicine within an integrated regionalized healthcare system, able to work in a public health department, and with other parts of the healthcare system.
The variety of public health experiences available in rural, northern and urban settings as well as the provincial level will provide a well balanced learning environment. The small size of the program will also ensure a greater ability to exercise responsibility through the program, and to adapt training to their career goals. As well as being a good learning environment for educating public health “generalists”, there are the academic resources to support other career goals in the specialty, whether that includes academic medicine, medical epidemiology, administrative medicine or a combination practice and public health work.
The University of Saskatchewan has a unique combination of academic units related to health issues, including a veterinary college, agriculture college, school of public health, school of the environment, school of public policy, and a world class vaccine development centre. [Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization].Being embedded in a relatively small healthcare system, this program will provide residents with the opportunity to get to know first-hand the important components of the public health system.