7 Tips for a Successful Year in Medical School

By: Jessica Froehlich

As the morning air on my walk to school becomes a hint cooler, it rings in the promise of a new school year. Reflecting on the past 365 days, I realise how far I’ve come on a journ...

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How Dillon Taught Me that Building Community is a Clinical Skill

By: Jessica Froehlich

It is hot! I feel the sweat rolling down my face and arms as I try not to think about how hard it is to breathe.

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Reflecting on the PREP program

By: Kate Morrison

As the month of June came to a close, so too did my time in the PREP program.

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PREP Part II: My textbook is now my real patient

By: Kate Morrison

The past two weeks have proved to be very interesting here in Lanigan. I have been working with Dr. Akinjobi, a Nigerian-trained doctor who has worked in South Africa, England, and...

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PRISM: Pre-clerkship Introductions to Specialities in Medicine

By: Adam Neufeld and Preston Njaa

All medical students get asked the coveted question in medical school, ”So, do you know what you want to be when you grow up?” It's a question many students find difficult to answe...

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Prepping for PREP

By: Kate Morrison

Ah yes! The summer between second- and third-year medical school. Often spoken about between classmates as if we are part of a Shakespeare story – the last summer.

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Medical students take research projects to Belgium

By: Hope Fast and Cadence MacPherson

Hallo! (“hello” in Dutch, not just a major typo) Our names are Hope Fast and Cadence MacPherson and we are second-year medical students at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Day of Action for Seniors Care and Aging: Behind the Scenes (Part 2)

By: Jessica Froehlich

On Feb. 4, medical students from across Canada gathered in Ottawa to lobby the government for a coordinated response and plan to seniors care and aging during the Canadian Federati...

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National Day of Action for Seniors Care and Aging: Behind the Scenes (Part 1)

By: Jessica Froehlich

Since the beginning of November, over a dozen medical students from across the country were working to prepare the research and documentation on seniors care and aging used for the...

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Working to understand harm reduction in Saskatoon

By: Jessica Froehlich

In the hustle and bustle before a long stretch of back-to-back finals, myself and fellow U of S students took a step back from our studying to be trained in recognizing and respond...

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SMARoadmap trip provides hands-on experience

By: Corey Ziegler

My name is Corey Ziegler, a first-year medical student, and I recently had the privilege of being part of the Saskatchewan Medical Association Roadmaps experience up to Buffalo Nar...

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Road trip builds appetite for career in rural medicine

By: Jessica Froehlich

I have always known that I wanted to practice rural medicine in some capacity. These small rural communities make up such an important part of Saskatchewan’s backbone. They are ric...

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Bavarian students visit Saskatoon - part 2

German medical student Julia shares her experience participating in a pediatrics rotation in Saskatoon

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Bavarian students visit Saskatoon - part 1

German medical students, Pawel and Sebastian, share their experience as participants in a student exchange with the College of Medicine

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Rural clerkship PREP

By: Preston Njaa

Before I realized what was happening, there I was holding a beating human heart in the palm of my right hand.

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The unsung heroes

By: Adam Neufeld

Adam discusses his experience working with a patient diagnosed with a rare disease, which earned him third place in an essay scholarship competition

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Understandings of Colonization on Indigenous Health

By: Keane Henderson

To be completely honest, amidst the excitement of finding out that I’d be travelling to Canada to complete my second year placement, the first thing I googled was the schedule for ...

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From Australia to Île-à-la-Crosse

By: Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth was one of two Australian students to complete a wintertime community placement in Saskatchewan

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Soigner en français

By: Candina

Candina talks about her experience in a bilingual clinic - and it was worth effort!

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Training, networking, and exploring Europe

By: Upkardeep

Who can imagine that in a period of three weeks you could learn so much, could make deep connections with the researchers from 18 countries, and have so many varied experiences?

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Lights… Camera… Action!

By: Josh

From rehearsal to centre stage, Josh walks us through his big day at the Indspire Awards.

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A day with dignitaries

By: Josh

As one of three 2017 Youth Indspire Award recipients, Josh Butcher shares his experiences in Ottawa for the award ceremony

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A Medical Student’s Perspective on the Opioid Crisis

By: Jacqueline

We know there's a problem, but finding a single solution won't be an easy task

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5 Lessons Learned from my Time in Unité 6-EL

By: Jacqueline

Kindness, trusting in yourself, and a good team are only a couple of the lessons I've learned in Switzerland

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A new chapter begins

By: Danny

Finishing PREP and heading into Clerkship/JURSI

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Back at it again

By: Candina

I tried to think about what I am most looking forward to for clerkship and I think the answer is 'people'

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Some European flair

By: Jacqueline

A little bit of exploring before returning to Saskatoon for Year 2

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Bonjour from Switzerland!

By: Jacqueline

Jacqueline touches base from Geneva where she's doing an internal medicine placement

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What does support mean?

By: Candina

There is truly no such thing as a 'typical' patient

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Practice in the Valley

By: Danny

Family and PREP experience in Fort Qu'Appelle

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Armenia: The first Christian country

By: Dwip

Churches, pomegranates, apricots, tragedy, patriotism and perseverance

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Reflections from Melfort

By: Candina

Six weeks in Melfort has led to an understanding of the work a rural family doctors does

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Politics and Health Care

By: Jacqueline

Staying informed from the Flatlands, one Tweet at a time

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New and Familiar Experiences

By: Danny

Skydiving, CAEP, and Fishing

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From operating room to emergency room to delivery room

By: Candina

It's been a busy week, but PREP is exceeding expectations

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Never drop the glass ball

By: Danny

Keeping the Balance is Key

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Northern Saskatchewan Summer

By: Becky

The start of a summer away from home

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Summer PREP

By: Candina

PREP, externship, JURSI... oh, and sun!

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A different kind of practice

By: Jacqueline

My week spent in Melfort reaffirmed why I went into medicine

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That familiar feeling

By: Dwip

It only feels as if a few months have gone by since Dr. Malin’s first class about embryology, or when we were given our whitecoat and recited the Oath.

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