Training the next generation of doctors
Saskatchewan is a unique place and the people of this province value our shared history, diversity, hard work and commitment to one another. At the College of Medicine we support our students to reach their full potential by rallying the power and support of the Saskatchewan community.
Medical education is an expensive endeavour and unfortunately many potential students in our province cannot even imagine attending medical school given the financial barriers ahead of them. These individuals are the ones we need in our college the most, especially those from rural and remote areas of the province, raised and currently living in a lower socioeconomic class and our indigenous students.
Diversity is our strength, and attracting a diverse group of talented individuals to our college will help ensure that the future physician workforce in our province is reflective of the people these individuals will one day serve.
“Coming into medicine felt like joining a family, stretching across provinces and decades. Thank you for welcoming each medical student with open arms. Your support and generosity is deeply appreciated.”
Class of 2022, College of Medicine
Past vice-president external, Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan
Opening doors to a medical career
Supporting our learners will not only help open the doors for them to pursue medicine as a career but also will likely increase the supported learners desire to serve those who helped to support them to get there in the first place.
With medical school tuition approaching $100,000, support for our students in the form of scholarships, bursaries, and awards for tuition or other critical student initiatives means deserving students can pursue their dreams of medical school. This assistance helps our students pursue their passions.
By supporting student awards, you are giving students with the greatest financial need the time to study and to make career decisions based on their interests and abilities, rather than their debt level. You are helping students during a time when they need it most, and they are truly grateful.
Bursaries: Given to College of Medicine undergraduate students who experience financial need
Scholarships: Awarded to College of Medicine students based on academic merit, accomplishments, and leadership
Awards: Given to College of Medicine students based on various criteria (combination of financial need/academic merit)
Graduate students represent the next generation of scientific leaders for Canada and the world. They are frontline workers for scientific discovery, ranging from combatting COVID-19 to cancer and beyond
Our graduate students are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19 as many have had their research delayed - resulting in longer programs, higher cost (tuition, fees, living expenses) for the same degree, and lives/careers placed on hold. These challenges are largely being mitigated for undergraduates. Recruitment of graduate students has largely halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Help is critically needed now to support our current graduate students weather the COVID-19 storm and to energize the recruitment of new students following the resolution of the pandemic situation
Your gift will ensure the College of Medicine attracts the brightest young scientific minds from our province, nation and the world. The College of Medicine has an integrated scholarship program (CoMGRAD) that provides competitive multi-year funding that can be either general or targeted to specific goals. Examples of targeted areas of research include:
- Indigenous Health
- Sex and Gender Equality in Research
- Cardiovascular Health
The CoMGRAD program maximizes the impact of donations through matching with College of Medicine funding and/or grant funds secured by graduate supervisors.
"This award will have a tremendous impact on my medical school journey. First off, it will relieve some of the financial burden that medical students have to deal with today. It will also relieve some of the added stress so that I can focus my efforts on academics instead of finances. In addition, this bursary boosts my confidence as an academic. As alumni know, medical school can challenge you in ways you have never experienced, and it can often be overwhelming. However, by receiving this bursary, I’m reassured that all of my hard work is paying off."
Recipient of the Reunion Medical Student Bursary
This is what’s happening thanks to donors like you:
- Collaborating in classrooms, laboratories, and clinics
- Enhancing academic achievement and ensuring that students have the resources they need to be successful
- Approaching multidisciplinary work to better overall health care
Student Funding Opportunities
Learn about the specific student funding opportunities you can support with your gift.
Supporting these bursaries provides financial support to a student in financial need pursuing a Doctor of Medicine Degree in the College of Medicine.
Class of 1959 Bursary in Medicine
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1959.
Class of 1960 Bursary in Medicine
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1960.
Class of 1962 Student Bursary
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1962.
Class of 1970 Student Bursary
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1970.
Class of 1971 Student Bursary
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1971.
Class of 1977 Student Bursary
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1977.
Class of 1985 Bursary in Medicine
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1985.
Class of 2012 Fund
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 2012.
Class of 1994 Memorial Funds
Dr. Tim Clugston Memorial Bursary
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1994, family, and friends in Memory of Dr. Tim Clugston, who was a skilled family physician, community leader, and entrepreneur. He spent his life serving the community of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Supporting this bursary provides financial support to a student in financial need pursuing a Doctor of medicine Degree in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and demonstrates interest in pursuing a residency in rural family medicine.
Dr. Elisabeth Wagner Memorial Bursary
Gifts from the College of Medicine Class of 1994, family, and friends in Memory of Dr. Elisabeth Wagner, who was a skilled obstetrician-gynecologist, a respected physician, leader, and educator in Calgary. A committed mother, wife, and friend. Supporting this bursary provides financial support to a student in financial need pursuing a Doctor of medicine Degree in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and demonstrates interest in Women’s Health.
College of Medicine First Year Award
Gifts from College of Medicine alumni. Supporting this bursary provides financial support to a student in financial need entering the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Saskatchewan. The award is meant to welcome students beginning studies in the College of Medicine.
Reunion Medical Student Bursary (Endowment)
Gifts from the College of Medicine alumni through the Highlights Reunion in Medicine event. Supporting this bursary provides financial support to multiple students in financial need pursuing a Doctor of Medicine Degree in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Supporting the endowment will allow for capital growth.
Reunion Medical Student Bursary (Spendable)
Gifts from the College of Medicine alumni through the Highlights Reunion in Medicine event. Supporting this bursary provides financial support to multiple students in financial need pursuing a Doctor of Medicine Degree in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Supporting the spendable will allow the college to provide immediate financial assistance to students.
Other Ways to Support Students
College of Medicine Dean's Fund for Excellence
Each year we receive requests for initiatives that do not fall into any one category of funding that enrich the student experience. This fund gives the dean the opportunity to help the college to carry out special activities that further their professional and academic learning to ultimately benefit students. This includes support for students who are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19.
Global Health Certificate/Making The Links Fund
The first of its kind in Canada, the Global Health Certificate challenges medical students to learn and practice community health medicine in three different resource-poor areas including Northern Saskatchewan, the core areas of Saskatoon and Regina (through SWITCH and SEARCH), and in rural Mozambique. Students are responsible for additional program costs above and beyond their regular tuition. Your contribution will ensure our students won't have cost as a barrier and will help to ensure these same students become better doctors. The program is known for fostering interest in rural family medicine-an area of medicine that is typically underserved.
Student Wellness Initiative
More information to come.