Clinical divisions

  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Immunodiagnostics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • HLA
  • Cytogenetics

Each division has a Clinical Division Head and a Laboratory Services Manager who are responsible for the operation and testing services for the entire health region.

Annual Report


PATH 205.3 — 1/2(3L)
  • Survey of Pathology

General and special pathology for pharmacists and physical therapists. Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students enrolled in Pharmacy and Nutrition or Physiology, or permission of the department.

General Information

Welcome to the array of graduate programs offered by the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. The College of Medicine currently has graduate programs covering the biomedical sciences, health sciences, clinical sciences, school of physical therapy and community health topics. We hope that you will find a graduate program and supervisor that will match with your research interests.

About the Program

The University of Saskatchewan offers a 5-year residency training program in General Pathology, and currently boasts ten residents at various training levels between PGY-1 and PGY-5.   The General Pathology Residency training program aspires to educate, support, and mentor residents that are capable, confident, and competent laboratory physicians with the skills to handle the wide variety of challenges posed in General Pathology practice.

The General Pathology residency program is based out of the Royal University Hospital located on next to the beautiful and bustling University of Saskatchewan campus. Training occurs in both of the major centers of the Province of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and Regina.  In Saskatoon, training is provided at the Royal University Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, and Saskatoon City Hospital.  In Regina, training is provided at Regina Pasqua Hospital and Regina General Hospital.

General Pathology is a broad based specialty that bridges clinical and laboratory medicine, incorporating aspects of both anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.

The first year PGY1 of training is a clinical training year during which the resident rotates through clinical disciplines, including general surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, oncology, internal medicine, and several electives.  This basic clinical training year provides the Pathology resident with a basis of clinical knowledge that will assist them in clinical interpretation of Pathology results as well as assisting in preparation for the LMCC Part II examination. For more information about this examination, please see the Medical Council of Canada website:

The remaining four years PGY2 through PGY5 are devoted to anatomic pathology (including autopsy/forensic pathology, surgical pathology, and cytology) and clinical pathology (hematopathology, medical microbiology and clinical biochemistry).  

The following table outlines the duration spent in each of these fields (1 block=4 weeks). 

Orientation and Core Training 1 block RUH, SCH, SPH
Surgical/Autopsy Pathology 18 blocks RUH, SCH, SPH, Pasqua
Forensic Autopsy Pathology 2 blocks SCH, Pasqua
Cytopathology 4 blocks SCH, Pasqua
Hematopathology 6 blocks RUH
Clinical Chemistry 6 blocks RUH
Medical Microbiology 6 blocks RUH
Surgical Pathology Electives 3 blocks variable
Selectives 6 blocks variable

Additional training is provided in medical ethics, laboratory management, critical evaluation of medical information, and communication skills. Residents are expected to complete a research project during their five-year residency, and are provided with protected time in which to do so. The program includes ample selective time which is coordinated with the Program Director.  Selectives have occurred across the country and internationally. 

We are proud of our program and what we have accomplished and anticipate further growth in the years to come.  
We invite you to explore our program!


The program recruits residents through the national match organized by the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

Applicants must fulfill the requirements set forth by the Post Graduate Medical Education office (PGME) of the University of Saskatchewan. 
Click here to read more about these requirements.

A resident selection subcommittee (which reports to the RPC) is normally formed to identify candidates for interviewing, to determine the process for interviewing, to determine criteria for determining those to interview and to rank. The RPC will make suggestions with respect to components that are deemed attractive any given year. To review applicants to the program and make recommendations to the Program Director for acceptance of candidates into the program (through a resident selection subcommittee) consisting of available interviewers as well as the program director and program administrator),

Components that are used in ranking would include: basis of academic qualifications, previous performances, letters of reference, and on-site interviews.

Residency contacts
Dr. Tamalina Banerjee,
Program Director

Deb Quirion,
Residency Program Administrator

Endowment Funds

Year Created:
Created February 4, 1974

Primary purpose would be the support of individuals attending worthwhile short courses or meetings of learned societies of approximately one week's duration at centres outside of Saskatoon.

Committee Structure:
The award would be made by a committee from the Department of Pathology with the Dean of Medicine being an ex-officio member.

Group to Receive Support:
The award would ordinarily be granted to residents or grad students pursuing careers in pathology but undergraduate students and medical laboratory technologists could also be considered (it would not be available to Faculty members).

Intention of Award:
Intended to cover reasonable travel and living expenses as well as applicable fees

Signing Officer:
The Dean of Medicine or his Deputy would be the responsible signing officer for withdrawal of funds and he will act in this matter on the advice of the Committee of the Department of Pathology.

Procedure for Changes to Conditions:
The conditions for the award may be changed on recommendation of the Department of Pathology with the approval of the Dean, Principal and Board of Governors of the University.

Award Recipients
  • 2017 Alicia Andrews attended the CSCC 61st Annual Conference/69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting in, San Diego, CA
  • 2014 Jordyn Bergsveinson presented at the 11th Annual Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria in the Netherlands
  • 2014 Visiting Lecturer, Dr. David Schaeffer
  • 2013 Jordyn Bergsveinson attended the Canadian Society of microbiologists Conference in Ottawa, On
  • 2012 Vanessa Pittet attended the World Brewing Congress in Portland, Oregon.
  • 2012 AnnaMae Giles attended the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California.
  • 2012 Karen Nogier attended the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California.
  • 2011 Heather Neufeld to attend the CIQC/CAP-ACP Seminar in Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry and molecular Pathology in Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2009 Neil Kalra Presented at the Canadian Association of Pathologists
Reimbursement Guidelines:

Travel Expense Guidelines
Hospitality Guidelines

The intent is to honour the memory of the late Donald Freeman Moore, Professor and Head of Pathology from 1954 - 1973, and Dean of the College of Medicine from 1967 - 1970, whose untimely death occurred on the 26th of April, 1974.

Program and Course Designations and Restrictions
The funds are to be used as an award to a resident in the field of Laboratory Medicine, or alternatively to provide the necessary funds for a visiting Professorship.  These alternatives may be employed in rotation. 

Designation of Selection Committee
Members of the appointed Committee of the Faculty of Medicine would be appointed for a three year term, and at least one shall be a member of the Department Of Pathology.  The Committee is to meet at least once a year to consider the nature of the award.

Selection Criteria
The resident award would ordinarily be granted to residents registered in the College of Medicine (UofS), or graduate students working in a department of the College of Medicine, in any field related to laboratory Medicine, specifically to attend worthwhile short graduate courses, usually of up to one week's duration, or meetings of learned Societies. 

As the alternative the Committee will consider inviting distinguished speakers in the general field of Laboratory Medicine for a period of up to three days.  During his stay the guest lecturer will be expected to deliver at least one major lecture in his field of interest, to be known as the D.F. Moore Memorial Lecture.  They will also be asked to address or visit the department (or departments) concerned and participate in its (or their) teaching activities in general.

The amount to be awarded is to cover reasonable travel and living expenses.

Award Recipients
  • 2017 Nick Baniak presented at USCAP 2017, San Antonio, TX
  • 2016 Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Julie Irving “Lessons Learned from the Cervical Biopsy”
  • 2016 Erene Faraq attended the 7th Annual Residents Review Course in Mississauga, ON
  • 2016 Ian Marie Lano attended the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology in, Chicago, IL
  • 2015 Visiting Lecturer, Dr. J. Bhattacharjee
  • 2014 Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Dina Mody, for Resident Research Day
  • 2013 Mary Kinloch attended the Canadian Association of Pathologists Annual Meeting in Quebec City, QC
  • 2011  Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Geoffrey Baird
  • 2011   Dr. Mary Kinloch  To attend the 1st Annual Canadian Association of Pathologists' Resident Review Course    Hamilton, Ontario
  • 2010  Visiting Lecturer, Dr.  Consolato Sergi
  • 2009  Used for ASCP Resident Review Course

To support an ongoing series of special lectures and\or other delivery methods, in order to enhance the student experience and be an information source for faculty and practitioners in the field of Medicine.

Fund Committee
The topics, speakers and delivery methods will be determined by an appropriate committee as appointed by the Dean of the College of Medicine.  One of the committee members will be the Academic Head of the Department of Pathology.  The administrative and co-ordinating responsibilities for the respective lectures will be determined by the Dean of the College of medicine.

Fund Allocation
To be determined from time to time by the fund committee based on the annual earnings available and University practices and procedures with respect to trust value preservation.  Depending upon needs, other support could be sought from professional medical associations, medical and pharmaceutical companies, and friends of the College of Medicine.

Fund Administration
The University shall have the further power to administer the fund as part of the University's general trust and endowment funds, in keeping with and under the University's Investment and Administrative Guidelines and Practices as may be established and changed from time to time.  At the date of this Agreement, and under the above Guidelines and Practices, provision shall be made for the investment of trust funds in common with other trust funds and the payment of administration fees with respect to the management of trust funds, such fees to be determined by the university acting reasonably.

Award Recipients
  • 2015 Visiting Lecturer, Dr. F. Brimo, “Updates on Urine Cytology Reporting: The Paris System”

To pay or transfer the residue of my estate to the Governors of the University of Saskatchewan to be designated as the: The Mrs. J. Olszewska Neuropathology Fund.  The net annual income from this fund to be used to promote the development of the science of neuropathology at the University of Saskatchewan in such manner as the Faculty of Medicine of the University Of Saskatchewan may direct.

Fund Committee
As designated by the Dean, College of Medicine.  The fund Committee mandate is to (1) determine annually, the amount of funds available to promote the development of the science of neuropathology, by supporting Research & Scholarship and Continuing Medical Education initiatives; (2) As appropriate, to determine the allocation of funds between Research & Scholarship and Continuing Medical Education; (3) In the event, that research and scholarship activities are to be funded, to determine the application of the donor's intent to fund study and research in the areas described in the purpose, and to determine the allocation of funds between these areas; (4) In the event that the Committee chooses to support scholarships and\or bursaries, to approve guidelines relating to the determination of the number, value, conditions and recipients of the award(s);  (5) In the event that the committee chooses to support research grants, to approve guideline relating to the determination of the number, value, conditions, and recipients of the grant (s); (6) To establish a process for funding attendance at; or the organization and hosting of an annual event relating to neuropathology; (7) To review the activity of the trust to ensure the intent of the donor is being met and (8) To communicate annually with appropriate stakeholders including family members of the donor interested in how the funds are being used by the College.

Fund Allocation
Research & Scholarship: To encourage research and scholarship in the area of Neuropathology in the College of Medicine through the provision of research grants, and/or student scholarships and/or bursaries.
Continuing Medical Education: To support, on an annual basis, those pursuing continuing medical education.

Award Recipients
  • 2016 UGME student, Scott Adams attended the College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV
  • 2010  Dr. Roland Auer, M.D., Ph.D presented "Hypoglycemic Brain Damage - how most brain cells survive, yet some are killled" on May 7, 2010

To provide financial support for the academic mission of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, relating to teaching, research, clinical needs and faculty renewal.

Source and Amount of Funding
Funds transferred from St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, consisting of funds accumulated from clinical earnings contributed by both anatomic and hematopathologists over the years.  Additional donations by faculty would be welcomed to the fund.  Ninety percent of the funds received from St. Paul's Hospital Foundation will be endowed and the remaining ten percent will be held as expendable, to be used until the endowed funds have accumulated sufficient earnings to allow a Spending Allocation.

Designation of Fund Committee
The committee is to be chaired by the Head, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and will include, but not be limited to: (1) Dean, College of Medicine (or designate); (2) CFO & Director of Administration & Finance, College of Medicine (or designate).  University administration or full-time faculty will make up the majority of the committee members.

Fund Committee Mandate

  • To establish an advisory committee. The Advisory Committee is to be made up of members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and will propose activities and initiatives to be supported by the fund.
  • To review and decide on initiatives and allocation of resources based on the Advisory Committee's recommendations and financial resources available.
  • To develop and\or approve guidelines relating to the determination of the value and conditions related to the initiatives being supported
  • To review the activity of the fund and ensure that the intent and objectives are being met
  • To provide an annual report to the Faculty of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on the activities of the fund.
Award Recipients
  • 2016 Visiting Lecturer, Mr. John Andruschak “British Columbia Laboratory Reform”
  • 2014 Celine Hounjet & Karen Nogier attended AACC Annual Meeting and Clinic Lab Expo in Chicago, IL
  • 2014 Leslie Rea and Diana Maclean attended Phlebotomy Supervisor’s Conference in San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Pathology Residents attended the Banff Pathology Course in Banff, Alberta
  • 2013 Karen Nogier & Eileen Gudmundson attended the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting in Houston, Tx
  • 2011 Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Vinay Kumar

Year Created
Created February 15, 1994

It is the desire of Mrs. Cunningham to provide financial support to the Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, that will enrich the operations of the department and enhance the education of the students and faculty of the department, in honor of her late husband Dr. Thomas A. Cunningham.  Her wishes are that the funds will be used in accordance with the terms and priorities indicated below.

Program and Course Designations and Restrictions
The funds are to be used for the following programs within the Department of Pathology, college of Medicine

  1. Enhancement of the departmental library, which will include the naming of the library as the Dr. Thomas A. Cunningham Memorial Library
  2. A biannual lectureship in the field of Haematological Pathology
  3. The purchase of books and other materials for the library
  4. Travel award support for the postgraduate and undergradute students and technologists within the department to attend meetings\conferences

Designation of Selection Committtee
All awards will be determined by a committee(s) of the faculty of the Department of pathology.  The committee(s) will be chosen by the Department Head and will include at least three (3) faculty members from the Department, one of which may be the department head.

Selection Criteria

  • Library enhancement - As determined by the selection committee an amount not to exceed $10,000, from the capital donated, will be made available for the enhancement of the library.
  • Haematological lectureship - As determined by the selection committee an amount of funds from both the capital donated and the earnings will be made available to host the Dr. Thomas A. Cunningham Memorial Lecture.
  • Library Acquisitions - As determined by the selection committee an amount of funds from the annual earnings of the trust will be made available for the purchase of books and other such materials to be housed in the library.
  • Travel Awards - As determined by the selection committee an amount of funds from the annual earnings of the trust will be made available to assist postgraduate and undergraduate students from the department to attend meetings\conferences at which they will will present papers\posters on haematological Pathology.  In the case of technologists funds may be allocated to assist them to attend meetings\conferences on Haematological Pathology.
Award Recipients
  • 2015 Books Purchased
  • 2014 Ashley Stahl presented poster at the 65th Annual Canadian Association of Pathologists in Toronto, Ont.
  • 2014 Kathy Grant attended the 29th Annual Clinical Cytometry Meeting and Course in Seattle, WA
  • 2014 Books Purchased
  • 2011  Celine Hounjet to attend the 2011 Sebia Electrophoresis Workshop in Richmond, B.C.
  • 2010  Vanessa Pittet to attend teh IGS Genomics Training Workshop at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.
  • 2010  Books purchased - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary and Manual of Surgical Pathology
  • 2009  Cheng Wang to attend CIQC Conference

Application Guidelines

The Endowment Funds Committee meets 3 times per year – generally in January, June and October.  Applications can be completed online (see Application Form tab below), saved, printed and submitted to the main U of S Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Office, RUH 2841 (or emailed to ), no later than December 10th, May 31st, or September 30th of each year.  Applicants must include a copy of their abbreviated CV.




Room 2841, Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 0W8

Phone: 306-655-2221
Fax: 306-655-0235

Loreen Trautmann
Clerical Support to Dr. Fergall Magee
Provincial Head, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Phone: 306-655-2221

Harold Shiffman
Finance and Administration Manager

Phone: 306-655-0236

Deb Quirion
Residency Program Administrative Assistant
Phone: 306-655-0238