Subspecialty Residency Training Program
Program Director: Dr. Heather Ward
The General Internal Medicine (GIM) Training Program at the University of Saskatchewan is a 2 year program that will prepare applicants for the diversity of careers available within GIM. There is flexibility within the variety of GIM clinical and educational experiences that can be adapted to meet resident career goals. 15 blocks (each block is a 4 week period) of the 26 total training blocks are done primarily in GIM. Rotations including inpatient, consultation, and outpatient occur at the Royal University Hospital (RUH), St. Paul’s (SPH) and City (SCH) Hospitals as well as at distributed learning sites including Prince Albert, Swift Current and Regina. Two of the GIM blocks are dedicated to the longitudinal GIM resident clinic during which there is opportunity to develop office management skills. The remaining 11 blocks provide flexible clinical learning opportunities as part of the comprehensive 2 year program.
The academic series is held Wednesday afternoons. The two year curriculum includes topics that focus on items that are important in the day to day clinical practice of a general internist and that will facilitate the transition to individual careers in GIM. A weekly journal club reviews and critically appraises new and landmark articles. All residents are required to complete a scholarly project, but the focus the project can link directly to future career plans. Quarterly academic half-days will be jointly held with the other internal medicine subspecialty training programs, where ‘non-medical expert’ topics including ethics and professionalism will be addressed.
Application information can be found on the CaRMS website.
Additional information and eligibility criteria that applicants must be aware of and are responsible to read and review are indicated on the University of Saskatchewan Overview at:
University of Saskatchewan Overview
Further information about Postgraduate Studies at the University of Saskatchewan may be obtained at:
Jon Watts is the department’s research facilitator, Jon can provide support in a number of ways. These include, but are not limited to the following:
- Identifying research funding sources and opportunities
- Review and editing of funding applications or manuscripts for publication
- Identifying potential research collaborators and resources
- Advice on navigating research related web applications including Canadian Common CV, UnivRS, ResearchNet, SHRF RMS, Research Portal, Google Scholar and others
Jon M. Watts, MSc, PhD
Room 1347, E Wing, Health Sciences Building
Phone: 306 966 5653