How to Apply

Application for University of Saskatchewan entry level positions in Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada specialty training programs or first-year Family Medicine training programs must be made through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). CaRMS is a not-for-profit organization that works in close cooperation with the medical education community, medical schools and students to provide an electronic application service and a computer match for entry into postgraduate medical training throughout Canada.

All residents are required to have completed an ACLS course prior to commencement of training. Proof of ACLS certification is required before successful CaRMS applicants can start their training programs at the University of Saskatchewan on July 1. NOTE:It is often difficult to register for ACLS courses as they fill up quickly and there may not be many course offerings between the CaRMS match dates and the start of the training program. To register for an ACLS course, contact your provincial Heart and Stroke Foundation

Pediatrics Residents: Pediatrics residents will receive PALS training during residency training, therefore ACLS is not a requirement prior to the July 1 start date. The costs associated with PALS training is not covered by the PGME office.  If you have questions about PALS, please speak with the U of S Pediatrics Department.

All applicants must be Canadian CitizensPermanent Residents or Landed Immigrants at the time of application.  As proof of citizenship, applicants must submit a notarized/certified photocopy of one the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo ID
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate
  • Record of Landing
  • Permanent Resident card (both sides of card)
  • Canadian Citizenship card (both sides of card)

In order to commence and continue in Postgraduate Medical Education training programs, successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain privileges within the appropriate Health Region as determined by their credentialing process. Saskatchewan Health Regions require successful applicants to submit a current criminal record check (issued within the last 90 days at the time of application) 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 Health Region.

For the protection of the individual resident and their patients, all new appointments to College of Medicine postgraduate training programs are required to submit immunization records and proof of immunity (titres) to the health region(s) in which they will be working.

Saskatoon Health Region:
Natalie Haugan Phone: (306) 655-0194
Ashley Mann Phone: (306) 655-0193

Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority: 
Cheryl Isted; Manager, Physician Privileges & Performance at (306) 766-0727

Prince Albert Parkland Regional Health Authority: 
Deborah Wick at (306) 765-6403

Cypress Regional Health Authority: 
Grant Browne, Medical Affairs Coordinator at (306) 778-9463

Five Hills Health Region: 
Erin Kell, at (306) 691-7681

Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region:
Dr. Stephanie Young at (306) 425-2174

In order to commence and continue in Postgraduate Medical Education training programs, successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan for an educational register license.  You must be registered with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan in order to be eligible for CMPA coverage. The College of Physicians and Surgeons will provide you with the required license number.  CPSS coverage for residents (with the exception of type B residents) will be paid each year by the employer.

Residents cannot commence training without CMPA membership. All residents working within Saskatchewan are required to be covered by CMPA for liability insurance.  The resident is responsible for ensuring that thier contact information with CMPA is always up to date.  The resident must communicate changes regarding contact information directly with CMPA.  CMPA can be reached at: 1-800-267-6522.  The resident must also notify CMPA when training within Canada(e.g. electives, mandatory rotations) occurs outside of Saskatchewan.  CMPA coverage for residents (with the exception of type B residents) will be paid each year by the employer.

All University of Saskatchewan Postgraduate programs commence July 1 of the current academic year.

Orientation will be held in both Saskatoon and Regina on July 2 unless otherwise notified.

There are currently no registration fees charged.

There are currently no tuition fees charged.