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University of Saskatchewan - Internal Medicine - Regina

2022 R-1 Main Residency Match - first iteration
CMG Stream for CMG

Under revision

Last approved on September 27, 2021

Summary of changes

Approximate Quota:

 5 

Accreditation status : Accredited

Provincial Criteria


Dr. Jessie Baptiste
Department of Medicine 
Royal University Hospital 
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon SK, Saskatchewan, S7N 0W8
(306) 844-1525
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Program Contacts

Janna Ethier
Program Administrative Assistant
janna.ethier@usask.ca

Kim Gilbert
Program Administrative Assistant
KimDawn.Gilbert@saskhealthauthority.ca


Important Information

Applicants  are responsible for reviewing the University of Saskatchewan Policies for the R1 Match to determine if they meet all requirements and eligibility criteria. Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements or documents may result in an applicant’s file not being reviewed or ranked.

CASPer Test
All applicants must complete the Casper test (Altus Suite). More information is available under Supporting Documentation-CASPer Exam.

Licensing
Matched applicants must be eligible for an educational register license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) for a July 1st start date and must maintain eligibility for an educational register license throughout their entire training program. Any delays in providing all required documentation to CPSS may result in the following:

  • delay in issuance of an educational register license and a delay in start of postgraduate training beyond July 1st
  • release from CaRMS match contract

Applicants completing medical education at the University of Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, and the University of Ottawa (French stream) are required to submit proof of English language proficiency before the rank order deadline to demonstrate they meet CPSS requirements. More information is available under Supporting Documentation-Language Proficiency.

Credentialing
In order to commence and continue in Postgraduate Medical Education training programs, matched applicants must be eligible for and maintain privileges within the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) as determined by their credentialing process. The SHA requires successful applicants to submit a current criminal record check as part of their pre-resident application for appointment. Applicants with criminal records will be considered on a case by case basis by the College of Medicine in consultation with the SHA.

Resident Boot Camp
All matched applicants must attend a mandatory three-day Resident Boot Camp in late June. The purpose of the Boot Camp is to provide additional support to trainees as they transition to residency by introducing and consolidating baseline skills and knowledge needed to flourish during their residency years. The program will include interactive case-based and hands-on practice sessions. Stipends will be provided to trainees.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Matched applicants are required to provide proof of ACLS certification (current as of July 1, 2022) to the PGME office prior to starting their training program. The ACLS course must be endorsed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and/or the American Heart Association. ACLS training that is not certified by these two organizations and/or is completed entirely through an online course will not be accepted. Applicants are responsible for all costs associated with obtaining ACLS certification.


General Instructions

Program application language: English


Supporting Documentation

Canadian citizenship
CaRMS partners with third-party organizations to verify your citizenship or permanent resident status. If your status is verified by one of these organizations, you will not need to provide citizenship documents in your application. If your citizenship status is not verified, you must provide one of the documents listed below.
Document must be notarized/certified
Required
Submit one of the following documents to verify your Canadian citizenship:
• Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
• Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
• Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
• Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
• Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)

All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents at the time of application and must submit a notarized/certified photocopy of one of the documents listed above. Please note that a copy of both sides of the Canadian Citizenship card or Permanent Resident card is required.

No other forms of verification will be accepted. Proof of citizenship must be current when file review opens and expired documents will not be accepted.

Language proficiency
Required
Submit one of the following documents to verify your language proficiency:
• IELTS
• Occupational English Test (OET) - Medicine
• Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) - General

CMG/USMG applicants who completed their medical education in an English medical school in Canada or the US are not required to submit proof of English language proficiency. 

Canadian applicants with medical education from the University of Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, and the University of Ottawa (French stream) are required to meet the English language proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. Applicants from French-speaking schools are required to complete one of the following language exams, or demonstrate other proof of English proficiency acceptable to CPSS. Applicants who are required to complete a language exam must submit a valid test score to CaRMS by the program rank order deadline. Please note that test scores must be valid as of July 1, 2022. Applicants who do not provide acceptable proof of language proficiency by the program rank order deadline will not be ranked. 

CPSS will accept valid test scores from one of the following language exams:

  • IELTS academic version and achieved a minimum of 7.0 in each of the components; or
  • OET-medicine version and achieved a minimum grade of B; or
  • CELPIP – General and achieved a minimum grade of 9 in all sections.

Alternative proof of language proficiency: CMG applicants attending a French speaking medical school and who completed high school in Canada with instruction entirely in English are required to submit their Canadian high school transcript as part of their CaRMS application if they would like to request an exemption from the CPSS English language requirement.

Applicants should not contact CPSS directly about their eligibility for licensure. Please direct any questions about language requirements or eligibility to della.toews@usask.ca

Reference documents
Required
Number requested: 3
Three letters of reference are required. Please do not send more than three. Letters from residents will not be accepted.
Additional documents
Required
Personal Letter 
Word count
Minimum : None
Maximum : None

In 750 words or less please submit an autobiographical letter answering the following questions:

- Why have you chosen Internal Medicine as your professional career?

- What experiences in your past have led you to choose this specialty?

- What are your personal strengths that you consider would be a contribution to our program at the University of Saskatchewan?

- What aspects of our program do you think will be particularly helpful to you?

- Why do you want to train in OUR program?

- Do you have any specifics you wish to add or share with us?

Medical School Transcript 

Order from your Registrar

Medical Student Performance Record 

Order from your Dean's Office

CASPer exam 

All applicants must complete the Casper test (Altus Suite) - a standardized, two-part online assessment of non-cognitive skills, interpersonal characteristics, and personal values. To complete the Casper test (Altus Suite) visit TakeAltus.com to create an account and for more information on test dates and requirements, and the Altus Suite assessments. Test dates are also listed under Saskatchewan provincial criteria. Please note these are a limited number of test dates available and no additional tests will be scheduled.

Note: Test scores are only valid for the match cycle in which the exam was taken. If applicants have taken the test in a past match cycle, they must write a new exam for the current match. Applicants who take the test in the 1st iteration of the current match are not eligible to rewrite the test in 2nd iteration.

Custom Résumé / CV 

Photo 
[Note: Photograph is used as memory aid only]


Review Process

Applications submitted after file review has opened on January 31, 2022


Supporting documents (excluding letters of reference) that arrive after file review has opened  on  January 31, 2022


Letters of reference that arrive after the unmasking date on January 31, 2022



Interviews

Dates:

  • March 7, 2022
  • March 10, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • March 19, 2022
Interviews are a very important part of our selection process and are coordinated with other sites across Canada.

All files will be reviewed and based on file review, interview offers will be made.  

Offers to interview will be made on February 18, 2022 on or before 10:00 am EST. Core Internal Medicine programs across the country use an external website for booking CaRMS interviews. This system will open for viewing and you will receive an email with a login and password, this will allow you to plan your interview schedule. The system will officially open to book interviews.

Interview offers will be sent directly to the applicant.

Not all applicants will receive an interview. 

All interviews for both Saskatoon and Regina sites will be held virtually for the 2022 R1 Match.

Program will notify all applicants through CaRMS Online and will send email invitations directly to applicants selected for an interview.
The interview process includes two interviews. You will also have an opportunity to meet with the Chief Residents and other residents in various levels of the program at our Q/A sessions in November, January, February as well as at a mid-day virtual presentation during interview days to discuss our program. A formal mid-day presentation will be given by our chief residents. 

All interviews will be held virtually. 


Selection Criteria

- Candidates who have demonstrated proficiency in clinical skills.

- Superior communication and interpersonal skills.

- Candidates with a favorable academic record.

- Candidates who will fit in well with the philosophy and approach of our program - a non-competitive, supportive and collegial program that seeks to train top quality internists capable of practicing in a wide variety of venues from academic and/or research to community based practice.

- An interest in research is an asset.

Selection is based on the following assessments:

- Two independent file scores. File assessors follow a standardized assessment and base their scores on a review of all components of the file: transcripts, personal letter, reference letters and CV.

- Three independent interviewer scores.

Final decisions about ranking are made by the formal selection committee, which includes the program directors/administration, faculty and senior resident representation.

Program goals

The overall mission of our residency training program is to train top quality internists capable of practicing in a wide variety of locations from academic and/or research to community based practice.  This philosophy and approach of the program is to foster success in our trainees in a non-competitive, supportive, and collegial enviroment.  Residents in our program will demonstrate exceptional communication and clinical skills, academic excellence, and be a true team players. 

Selection process goals

Successful applicants to the program are those who embody our teaching and learning philosophy of pursuing success in a non-competitive and supportive learning enviroment.  We are looking for applicants who are academically strong and are able to apply this knowledge clinically with a patient-centered approach to care.  Participation in research prior to residency shows a commitment to scholarship, and is an asset, but is not mandatory.  Successful applicants have a strong interpersonal skills and are team players.  Successful applicants have strong communication skills with high ethical and professional standards. Finally, successful applicants show a true commitment and passion for Internal Medicine and training in Saskatchewan.  

File review process

Review team composition : Our review team includes the Program Director (PD), Assistant PD, Chief Residents, Program Administrators, and designated faculty. Two independent reviews (one by the PD/APD and one by faculty) are done and follow a standardized scoring system. Each is worth 50% of the final file review score.

Average number of applications received by our program in the last five years : 601 +
This includes both CMGs and IMGs for both of our sites.

Average percentage of applicants offered interviews : 51 - 75 %
We received >600 applications including CMG and IMG applications to both sites. Due to human resource and time constraints, screening criteria including MCCCQE, NAC, OSCE, USMLE and CaSPER scores are applied to bring the number of applications to a reasonable number to review in depth.

Evaluation criteria :
File component Criteria
CV Overall academic success, evidence of extra-curricular activities and leadership skills.
Electives Completed a broad range of electives including in Internal Medicine Disciplines.
Examinations All applicants must complete a CASPer exam to be eligible for consideration.
Extra-curricular Participation in activities including sports, arts, music, etc. as well as volunteering .
Leadership skills Participation in leadership activities during medical school.
MSPRs Overall success and performance throughout medical school.
Personal letters Why Internal Medicine? Why Saskatchewan? Why our Program?
Reference documents Positive interaction with colleagues and patients.
Research/Publications Evidence of scholarly activity.
Transcripts Evidence of academic success.

Elective criteria

We are looking for and rewarding applicants who have completed a broad range of electives including in our discipline.
We do not require applicants to have done onsite electives.

Due to COVID-19, it is expected and anticipated that elective experiences are greatly affected and appropriate consideration will be taken when reviewing applications. We wish to assure applicants this will not impact the eligibility of their application during the review and selection process.

Interview process

Interview format :



We routinely accommodate requests to re-schedule interviews for applicants.

Interview evaluation criteria :
Interview components Criteria
Collaboration skills Ability to work within a multidisciplinary health care team.
Collegiality Ability to work in a non-competitive and collegial program, evidence of being a team player.
Communication skills Strong communication skills.
Health advocacy Identify the important determinants of health affecting the patients under their care.
Interest in the discipline Genuine interest in Internal Medicine.
Interest in the program Genuine interest in SK.
Leadership skills Strong leadership skills and participation in activities throughout medical school.
Professionalism Candidates should demonstrate high professionalism standards
Scholarly activities Candidates should demonstrate strong knowledge of medicine and the ability to apply that knowledge.
Other interview component(s) A commitment to scholarship and life long learning to be apparent.

Information gathered outside of CaRMS application

Specifically, we may consider:







Ranking process

The behavior(s) exhibited below during the interview process may prevent an applicant from being ranked by our program :
   
   
   


Program Highlights

Distributive Learning
 

The College of Medicine, while physically located in Saskatoon, is a provincial resource in attitude and in practice. Postgraduate medical education at the University of Saskatchewan takes seriously its role in supporting quality health care to all people of the province. This means training physicians to meet the needs of, not only urban populations, but also those of rural and remote populations. In so doing, the College of Medicine has developed, and continues to develop, programs in Regina and other communities. These programs are designed to provide educational experiences to enhance the resident's knowledge and skills, and take maximum advantage of unique educational opportunities in a diversity of communities. All postgraduate programs are expected to develop and incorporate into their curriculum, rotations in communities other than Saskatoon. The manner in which each program does this is not strictly prescribed by the College of Medicine, but is determined by the Residency Program Committee, taking into consideration the needs of their residents, and the excellent opportunities available in other locations. These rotations continue to evolve as we seek to build stronger and better programs. While most rotations will be completed in Regina, components of the program will be completed in Saskatoon.

Extensive support is available for out of town rotations. The exact nature of this support varies with location and program. The communities involved, individual programs, the College of Medicine, and the Ministry of Health work collaboratively to ensure residents are not financially disadvantaged by the need to relocate.

For residents assigned to short term rotations in Saskatoon, fully furnished private apartments are provided (laundry facilities, wi-fi, cable TV). Family friendly and pet friendly housing is available.

Quick Facts
 

- These positions will be based in Regina, which is a long-established medical education site of the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. While most rotations will be completed in Regina, some components of the program will be completed in Saskatoon.

- Residents are allowed 3 blocks of out-of-province for electives during their core resident training period.

- Opportunities exist for possible community based GIM rotations in various rural locations in the province.  

- GIM and select subspecialty rotations are also available in Saskatoon.  Accomodations are provided for these rotations.

 


Program Curriculum

This residency program is for 4 years.

Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.

Curriculum
 

Our Program has a strong academic curriculum which is presented in a flexible format according to the evolving needs of healthcare education. In addition to a comprehensive approach to general internal medicine, the academic curriculum also includes bioethics, evidence-based medicine, critical appraisal and communication skills. TIPS (Teaching Improvement Project System) is a mandatory course that develops communication and teaching skills. While our teaching staff is relatively small there is a wide range of academic and research interest represented and the small size of our program provides for close contact between staff and residents.

The first three years of the residency program are considered core training. The purpose of these three years is to build a firm foundation in the practice of internal medicine that will be supplemented by either: a) subspecialty training or b) an additional year of training in internal medicine in preparation for a community or academic practice in general internal medicine.

Clinical rotations are scheduled in 13 four-week blocks per year. Rotations will vary in length from 1/2 to 2 blocks, depending on the rotation.

 
 

Ambulatory care experience is available on most subspecialty rotations and is also available as a "2 half block rotations" during first and third year. During the block rotation, residents pre-schedule half-day or full-day clinics weekly with preceptors of their choice. Additional time on the ambulatory care rotation is used for follow-up of investigations, reviewing dictations and communicating with referring physicians, and to pursue evidence based answers to clinical problems seen in the clinic. Evaluation of residents on the ambulatory care rotation is encounter-based, with opportunity for formative feedback to be provided as patients are reviewed with the attending physician.

 
PGY-1
 

The current PGY-1 curriculum, has undergone revision recently for the transition to CBD which started on July 1, 2019. For further information on Competency by Design, please refer to: http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cbd/competence-by-design-cbd-e

The PGY-1 year focuses on the development of strong clinical examination skills and patient management skills. It also provides for extensive experience in emergency assessment and management of medical problems. Junior residents are responsible for the primary assessment of patients referred to Internal Medicine from the Emergency Department. A typical PGY-1 year is structured as follows:

- multiple blocks Clinical Teaching Unit in which the resident works as part of a team comprised of: CTU Chief (faculty member), one senior resident, three to four junior residents, two senior medical students. 

- 1 block Coronary Care Unit

- 1 block Neurology

- 2-3 block selectives 

- 1 block Emergency Medicine

 
PGY-2
 

The second core year is designed to provide a wide range of experience in subspecialty areas as well as Sr. roles of Internal medicine such as CTU Sr. Two blocks of ICU will primarily be scheduled in PGY 2 year, and 7-8 blocks of subspecialty selectives or preceptorships. Three elective blocks will be primarily scheduled in the PGY 2  and PGY 3 year.

 
PGY-3
 

The third core year, residents will continue to gain experience and continue to improve their consultancy skills through a number of opportunities including CTU Sr., outpatient department, emergency room consults and subpsecialty rotations.  These rotations occur at both Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon and the Regina General Hospital in Regina. One block of CCU is mandatory during the PGY-3 year.

 
PGY-4
 

This year is designed to prepare the resident for the practice of Internal Medicine in all its aspects. The PGY-4 year offers a reasonably flexible rotation schedule which will be tailored to meet the interests, career goals, and the CBD EPA's for completion of training. The PGY-4 year is geared towards completing training in community-based Internal Medicine.

Subspecialty Training

 

Subspecialty fellowships are currently offered in Cardiology, GIM, Respirology, Rheumatology and Nephrology. Residents trained in our program have had extremely good success in obtaining out-of-province fellowships in the subspecialty of their choice.  Chief Residents at both sites can offer guidance to gain resident perspective due to no electives this year.

 
Vacation
 

Each resident is entitled to 20 regular working days plus 6 consecutive days at either Christmas or New Year's. At least two weeks of holidays will be taken as a scheduled block and the dates must be chosen at the time the resident schedule for the year is created. The remaining 2 weeks of holiday time may be taken during the course of the year upon approval by the rotation supervisor and Program Director. If residents prefer, all 4 weeks of holidays may be taken as a scheduled block or as two 2 week blocks.

 
Educational Leave
 

Residents are entitled to up to 7 days of paid leave annually to attend approved educational events (includes travel time). Each resident is provided with annual conference funding. Additional funding may be available to support travel costs with priority being given to residents traveling to present papers or research.

 
Examinations and Assessments
 

Regular examinations are an essential component of our training program - both to allow assessment of the resident's progress in knowledge acquisition and to assist residents in preparing for certification examinations. Examinations take a variety of formats, including:

- ACP In-Training Exam: this is a comprehensive multiple choice examination set at the expected PGY-2 level. Individualized feedback is provided to each resident that allows him or her to assess progress in knowledge acquisition and to compare their standing with a large group of other residents at the same stage of training. Areas of strength and weakness are identified. Residents are expected to write this examination annually during the PGY-1 to PGY-3 years of the program. Fees for the examination are paid by the program. This examination is not used for promotion or evaluation purposes in the program but is used as a self-assessment modality.

- Oral examinations are held regularly throughout the program. 

- A mandatory OSCE examination for PGY-1's is held annually.

- A mandatory OSCE examination for PGY-2's is held annually.

- A mandatory OSCE examination for PGY-3's is held annually.

- A mandatory Clinical Scenario examination for PGY-2's and PGY-3s is held annually.

In addition to formal examinations, evaluations of clinical performance are completed by preceptors at the end of each rotation. Overall, resident performance is reviewed and summarized by the Competency Committee as outlined by Royal College requirements.  

 
Research
 

The goals of our resident research program are:

- To promote interest and develop skills in research in Internal Medicine

- To acquire skills in interpretation of clinical research

- To provide opportunities for residents to explore and understand different types of research

- To provide opportunities for residents to acquire research and presentation skills

- To provide opportunities for residents to publish their research

 
Research Expectations
 

PGY-1 Year:

First year residents are expected to identify an instructive clinical case and complete a verbal presentation of the case as part of Resident Research Days. Faculty mentors provide guidance in choosing and writing up cases. Prizes are awarded for the best three case reports and residents are encouraged to submit case reports for presentation at regional or national meetings.

PGY-2 Year:

PGY-2 year residents are expected to complete a quality assurance project and to present their work as a poster presentation or podium presentation during Resident Research Days. Collaboration with other residents is encouraged. Prizes are awarded for the top three poster presentations.

PGY-3 Year:

PGY 3 The completion of a research project during the PGY3 is optional.

A research facilitator with specific skills and interests in research and biostatistics is available to assist residents in identifying potential research projects and identifying appropriate mentors. Limited funding is available to support selected research projects by application to the Department of Medicine Research Committee. 

 
Seminars & Academic Program
 

- Morning Report is case base discussions around the cases admitted overnight.  

- PGY 1 Foundations seminar series are held during academic half days from July to November/December.  They are videoconferenced to Regina.  This is protected education time and attendance is mandatory for all residents.  

- Core Internal Medcine PGY 2/3 Academic Half Day are held Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm and Thursdays 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  They are videoconferenced to Regina and St. Paul's Hospital.  This is protected education time and attendance is mandatory for all residents. 

 - Grand Rounds are held on Wednesday's at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Attendance is MANDATORY for residents in the Internal Medicine program.  They are videoconferenced to Regina and St. Paul's Hospital.

- Training in learning styles and teaching skills is an integral part of our program.  In addition, PGY-1 residents are required to complete the 2 day TIPS (Teaching Improvement Project System) Course. Assessment of teaching and presentation skills is also an integral part of the program.

- Quality Improvement Rounds (Tuesdays) - sessions will be scheduled throughout the year and are presented during AHD.  These will be led by PGY 2 and PGY 3's. They are videoconferenced to Regina and St. Paul's Hospital.

- PGY 1 Internal Medicine Bootcamp is held at the beginning of residency to introduce Competency by Design medical education training to the incoming PGY 1 residents.

- PGY 1 residents will be part of the PGME led RaPID (Resuscitation and Procedural InterDisciplinary) curriculum which is scheduled throughout the year and is mandatory for all PGY 1 residents in Internal Medicine.  The curriculum includes high fidelity simulation sessions, ultrasound simulation sessions and central venous line insertion simulation sessions.  

- Transition camp for PGY 2 and PGY 3's are held in May and June.  They are designed to assist in-coming PGY 2 and PGY 3 residents in making the transition to their new roles and responsibilities - supervising, teaching and evaluating Junior members of the team. 

-  A resident retreat is organized annually.  The retreat is a combination of social events, educational sessions and discussions about the program. Recent retreats have included Practice management seminars and personal development themes.

 

 


Training Sites

Regina Hospitals

Regina General Hospital

Pasqua Hospital

Saskatoon Hospitals

Royal University Hospital

St. Paul's Hospital

Rural Options:

Prince Albert, Victoria Hospital 

Swift Current, Cypress Regional Hospital

- Private Practice offices in all centers

The College of Medicine, while physically located in Saskatoon, is a provincial resource in attitude and in practice. Postgraduate medical education at the University of Saskatchewan takes seriously its role in supporting quality health care to all people of the province. This means training physicians to meet the needs of, not only urban populations, but also those of rural and remote populations. In so doing, the College of Medicine has developed, and continues to develop, programs in Regina and other communities. These programs are designed to provide educational experiences to enhance the resident's knowledge and skills, and take maximum advantage of unique educational opportunities in a diversity of communities. All postgraduate programs are expected to develop and incorporate into their curriculum, rotations in communities other than Saskatoon. The manner in which each program does this is not strictly prescribed by the College of Medicine, but is determined by the Residency Program Committee, taking into consideration the needs of their residents, and the excellent opportunities available in other locations. These rotations continue to evolve as we seek to build stronger and better programs. While most rotations will be completed in Regina, some components of the program will be completed in Saskatoon.

Extensive support is available for out of town rotations. The exact nature of this support varies with location and program. The communities involved, individual programs, the College of Medicine, and the Ministry of Health work collaboratively to ensure residents are not financially disadvantaged by the need to relocate.

For residents assigned to short term rotations in Saskatoon, fully furnished private apartments are provided (laundry facilities, wi-fi, cable TV). Family friendly and pet friendly housing is available.

- These positions will be based in Regina, which is a long-established medical education site of the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. While most rotations will be completed in Regina, it is expected that some components of the program will be completed in Saskatoon.

- Residents are allowed 3 months out-of-province for electives.

- Ratio of residents to faculty is 1 to 1.25

- There are no mandatory rural rotations, but there is an optional General Internal Medicine rotation in Swift Current as well as Prince Albert in either the PGY-2 or 3 year. Accommodations for these rotations are provided.


Additional Information

We invite you to visit the following websites to learn more about living in Regina and Saskatchewan:

City of Regina

Tourism Regina

Regina Regional Economic Development Authority

Tourism Saskatchewan

For more information on the University of Saskatchewan, Department of Medicine click Dept. of Medicine


FAQ

Please note:  These questions and answers have been provided by our Chief Residents.

What are strengths of this program?

- Collegial atmosphere with very supportive administrative staff

- Staff physicians with a dedicated interest in your development

- Staff mentors that are enthusiastic to discuss your career plans

- Collaborative friendly atmosphere amongst residents with a yearly resident retreat and multiple social events throughout the year

- Multiple opportunities in leading positive change within the program

- Administrative staff that are very receptive to new resident driven ideas and initiatives

- Wide variety of opportunities for teaching medical students in both clerkship and the formal undergraduate curriculum

- Research mentors available in a variety of subspecialty fields

- Grants for resident research available

- Funding available for conference presentation and attendance

- Flexible schedules tailored to your career interests

- Three month of out of province elective time available 

Are there any benefits of being a resident in Saskatchewan?

- The Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan contract applies to all residents within the province and conveys multiple benefits:

     - Three weeks off call prior to both Royal College Examinations

     - One of the top paid salaries in the country

     - Four weeks of vacation plus six days off over Christmas or New Years

     - Full medical and dental coverage for you and your family

     - Additional coverage for paramedical services including massage therapy

- Affordable housing and rental opportunities

- Short commuting time

- Beautiful summers full of events and festivals

- An amazing culinary scene

- Fantastic lakes and beaches throughout Saskatchewan - perfect for canoeing, camping, and outdoor enthusiasts

What type of fellowships are offered? (These are all in Saskatoon)

- General Internal Medicine - 4 positions 

- Cardiology - 2 positions

- Respiratory - 2 positions

- Rheumatology - 2 positions

- Nephrology - 2 positions

How many residents are in the program currently?

- The Saskatoon site accepts 18 residents on average into the program each year

- The Regina site accepts 6 residents on average into the program each year

- Currently there are 74 residents within the program between the two sites

Who can I speak with to gain a resident perspective of the program?

- We are always excited to speak with prospective applicants and meet with every elective student that visits our program

 

 


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