Prince Albert Site
Department of Academic Family Medicine
About the Prince Albert Site
The University of Saskatchewan established a Rural program in 1997 to train Family Medicine Residents interested in gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to practice medicine in rural and remote settings. This program evolved into the Prince Albert Site, but still maintains its goal to provide practical hands-on training in locations throughout the province to produce competent and confident rural family physicians. We pride ourselves on being a resident responsive site supported by passionate community preceptors.
The Prince Albert Family Medicine site is based out of the Victoria Hospital - with its friendly atmosphere supportive of learners. It is the major referral center for all of northern Saskatchewan creating a very busy emergency department and obstetrical unit with lots of learning opportunities. Victoria Hospital has 36,000 emergency visits per year and approximately 1,600 deliveries. There is a fascinating array of pathologies seen and ample opportunity to do procedures. The smaller program provides a very collegial atmosphere and the flexibility to tailor your training to meet your individual needs, along with enthusiastic and dedicated preceptors to help facilitate this.
Family medicine experiences take place in clinics throughout Prince Albert, with considerable time spent in various rural training sites including remote northern and first nation’s communities.
“Prince Albert is an excellent location and a strong rural family medicine training program. I am thoroughly satisfied with my experience there and feel well prepared to practice family medicine in any setting.”
- Resident Graduate
College of Medicine
419 Herb Bassett Home
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan