Shadowing Overview
Every medical student is required to complete 10 hours (5 hours/term) per year of medical practitioner shadowing for MEDC 111 and MEDC 211 Success in Medical School courses in Year 1 and Year 2.  You may shadow physicians or nearly any professional discipline in the health care field. If you are unsure if a particular discipline should qualify as a medical shadowing experience, please check with your Year Coordinator in the UGME office.

Policy for practitioners being shadowed/observed:
Thank you for facilitating this opportunity for a first or second year student to observe you and your team to help learn about the health care system and his/her future role in it.

Curricular and extra-curricular pre-clerkship medical experiences are arranged by agreement between medical students and volunteer supervisors of the student’s choosing to help students integrate their learning to date and assist them in career decision-making.

Any involvement of students in clinical situations must take into account their current level of training.  First year medical students will have certification in Basic First Aid and CPR for (HCP) Health Care Providers.  They are learning clinical and pre-clinical sciences, patient interviewing, and basic physical examination skills.  They MAY have had exposure to pathology, pharmacology or some systemic study of disease.  They MAY have learned discipline-specific clinical sciences or technical skills. If necessary, ASK the student about their level of training.  

Pre-clerkship students should NOT be recording histories or physical findings for official medical records.

It is required that any patient-related activity by these students be supervised DIRECTLY AND IN PERSON by a supervisor who has signed the Medical Shadowing Activity Log

It is expected that the patient(s) be asked for permission to involve the students in their care, and will be free to decline.

General

  • Dr. Kanthan: contact Tera Blight or 306-844-1082
  • Dr. Christian: contact Mandy Wonsiak or 306-844-1085
  • Dr. K. Milbrandt: contact  Terri Strykowski or 306-844-1090
  • Drs. Luo / Moser: contact Karen Kutney or 306-844-1087
  • Dr. Keith: contact Carolyn Trost at 306-844-1097
  • Dr. Stevenson: contact Dianne Lowes or 306-844-1084
  • Drs. Harington / Meiers: contact Jody at 306-653-3366
  • Drs. Hayes / Gaboury  Seshadri / Oucharek /Sothilingam / Niroshan / Mueller: contact Jeannie or 306-244-6818

Cardiac

  • Cardiac Surgery: contact Lori Huber or 306-844-1094

Head & Neck

  • No contacts at the moment

Neurosurgery

  • No contacts at the moment

Orthopaedic

Pediatric

Plastic

  • No contacts at the moment

Thoracic

  • Drs. Kennedy / Bigsby / Bharadwaj: contact Thoracic or 306-655-0533

Urology

  • Contact: Delores Letourneau at 306-653-3255

Vascular

  • Contact:  Jody at 306-653-3366

The College of Medicine has established an OBS/GYNE Interest Group through which ALL shadowing must be arranged.  Please sign-up through the e-mail below.

Megan Sander & Kaitlin Forke 
Co-Chairs - Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group
University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine 

ALL PEDIATRIC SHADOWING must be arranged through the POPD at 306-844-1271 with the exception of the following physicians who request e-mail contact:

Contact Cassandra Cerniuk for all shadowing information.
Dr. Stephen Adams Rm. 184 Ellis Hall 306-844-1316 MON-THU am/pm Forensics, Early Intervention Psychosis, General Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Jide Adelubga Regional Psychiatric Centre 306-975-5400 x 55411  TUE pm or WED am       Forensics, General Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Heather Conacher 505 4th Avenue North 306-668-0508 TUE-THU am General Adult Psychiatry, Mood/Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis or ADHD
Dr. Busola Okunola 306-249-2227 MON am/pm General Adult
Dr. Vern Bennett 306-844-1077 MON am/pm General Adult, Neuropsychiatry
Dr. Anna Felstrom
2nd Flr., Ellis Hall
306-844-1054 TUE,WED,FRI Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Lilian Thorpe Rm. 7027 City Hospital 306-655-7997 MON,TUE,THU Aging,Dementia,Epidemiology
Dr. Dennis Lawson Rm. 143 Hantelman Bldg.
(Keyed Access)
306-655-1000 (Page) WED-SUN am/pm, TUE pm Electroconvulsive Therapy,General Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Akin Peluola
137 20 St. West
306-249-2227 TUE,WED 1330-1730 General Adult, Forensics
Dr. Konnie Falkenberg
Child & Youth Mental Health
1680 Albert Street
REGINA
306-766-6700 Contact for Availability Child & Youth Psychiatrist

Westwinds Primary Health Centre  - 3311 Fairlight Drive
Phone 306-655-4202 / Contact is Colleen Brockbank
Mon and Tues – all day
Wed and Fri – mornings only

Dr. Joel Schindel,
Rosthern SK
Contact: 306-717-7128

Contact Leah Chomyshen at 306-655-1446 for Emergency Department shadowing opportunities. Hours: TUE-FRI 0800h-1600h. NOTE: Shadowing will be 4 hours in the middle of the ER shift, starting two hours into the scheduled shift for 4 hours.

Chiropractors' Assocation of Saskatchewan (CAS) members who offer College of Medicine medical students the opportunity to "shadow".

Non-MD experiences are encouraged, but not required. It is up to the student to seek out and arrange these experiences. Areas you may want to explore include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Language
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Mental Health & Addictions Services
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists (SAO)

Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program - Contact Dr. Blakley

Please contact Dr. Christina Theoret, Undergraduate Program Director, Radiology.

Anaesthesia Angela Friesen  (306) 655-1227

Dermatology

No contacts at the moment

Diagnostic Radiology

No contacts at the moment
Infectious Diseases Dr. Kurt Williams Contact Secretary: Janice  (306) 655-1777

Internal Medicine

No contacts at the moment  

Medical Genetics

No contacts at the moment

Medical Microbiology

No contacts at the moment

Neurology

No contacts at the moment

Nuclear Medicine

No contacts at the moment
Ophthalmology Wendy Erickson  (306) 655-8050

Pathology

No contacts at the moment
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation    Julie Otto (306) 655-8669

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

No contacts at the moment
Radiation Oncology  Dr. Philip Wright  Saskatoon Cancer Centre  

Urology

No contacts at the moment