Adjusting to Medical School in a Pandemic

By: Erinna McMurtry & Gloria Sun

The first three months of medical school have gone by quickly. As we stop to catch our breath in between midterms and finals, we have a lot of milestones to reflect on.

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While We Learn, They Die: Why We Need Immediate Action in the Drug Crisis

By: Shayan Shirazi

I’ve always been told to never discuss politics with family. I broke that rule unwittingly when I went back home during the September long weekend and my dad shared that one of his...

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Why did I choose the MD/MBA program?

By: Lucas King

When I started medical school on August 8, 2018, I was a proud member of the Class of 2022. Throughout the next two years, my classmates and I often talked about how we couldn’t wa...

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Beginning Second Year with a Greater Sense of Balance

By: Annie Dinh

I was in term two of my first year of medical school when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit.

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Unusual beginnings in unprecedented times: Starting medical school during a pandemic

By: Erinna McMurtry & Gloria Sun

As two long-time friends in first year medicine, the word on our minds when we think about starting medical school during a pandemic isn’t “unprecedented”--it’s “privileged.”

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Connecting Generations in a Time of Disconnect

By: Masooma Bhatti

Social distancing measures and visiting restrictions at long-term care homes have helped curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, but they also mean isolation and loneliness for s...

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12 Tips for Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being During COVID-19

By: Adam Neufeld

Reading all the articles and studies getting published on COVID-19 inspired me to create something that would help others do just that. A practical framework for supporting our own...

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My View From The Sidelines During COVID-19

By: Tayyaba Bhatti

The last few weeks have been a crazy whirlwind of news headlines from across the world, an abundance of information, and disruptions in almost every aspect of life.

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The Student Voices of COVID-19

By: Helen Tang

We are medical students. For the past several years, we have dedicated innumerable hours to the learning and practice of our trade. Our physicians and other mentors have guided us ...

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Why We Need A Black Medical Students Association at USask

By: Ashley Tshala

One of the things I love most about being in Medicine is the moment you open the exam room door to reveal whose waiting behind it. The anticipation of getting to meet and help some...

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My Reflection on Advocating for Universal Access to Contraception

By: Sehjal Bhargava

Current coverage of contraception in Canada is ridden with gaps that inhibit women’s reproductive autonomy, and limit access to contraception.

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The good doctor

By: Greg Basky

Improving end-of-life care for people experiencing homelessness

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Finding My Place at the College of Medicine

By: Lucas King

As the holidays come to an end, and I reflect back on my time away and the past couple years since entering medical school I can’t help but think about how lucky I have been to hav...

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We toured the STARS Ambulance in Regina

By: Jessica Froehlich and Lucas Hoffert

When it comes to transporting patients in need of emergent medical care, the stars are the limit!

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How Writing an Essay Deepened My Interest in Anesthesiology

By: Jenelle Clark

"It is without question in anesthesia that the adverse effects of obesity have complicated the work of the profession and new strategies can be undertaken to deal with the effect o...

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Creating a Cartoon to Engage Patients About Their Health

By: Sina Sayedinazad

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency globally. Some studies indicate a 79% prevalence rate in remote areas in Canada. It’s also particularly common in children...

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The 21st Century Physician: Technology is Changing, Why Aren’t We?

By: Richard Ngo and Brandon Spink

Medicine is constantly evolving. Physicians in the 21st century will have diagnostic, screening, and preventative equipment with far greater capabilities than their 20th century pr...

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Finding a concussion hack in 48 hours

By: Richard Ngo

University of Saskatchewan (USask) medical students Richard Ngo and Brandon Spink teamed up with biomedical and mechanical engineering students to win a 48-hour hackathon with thei...

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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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