Vice-Dean Indigenous Health position created at USask College of Medicine

The College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has hired its first vice-dean Indigenous Health. The position was created to bring Indigenous health and issues mo...

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You can’t spell 'paradise' without PA: a clerkship experience

Imagine waking up to a Saskatchewan sunrise, driving two minutes to work, parking directly outside the hospital, walking inside to be greeted by familiar faces, then working with p...

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An award that comes full circle

Barb Smith, administrative assistant in the Department of Academic Family Medicine, is the recipient of the 2021 Sydney Inskip Service Award.

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Queering the medical curriculum

We spent the summer reviewing literature and creating suggestions for best practices for including queer content in the medical curriculum.

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Supporting mental health in northern Saskatchewan communities during COVID-19

In Saskatchewan’s northern communities, COVID-19 has exacerbated the gaps in health care, including mental health. This became even more apparent during the pandemic with overall l...

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The Pride of Saskatchewan: Dr. James M. Campbell (MED’31)

One Saskatchewan alumnus applied his medical expertise to serve overseas during the Second World War.

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Training doctors for southeastern Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s residency training program is being expanded in the southeastern part of the province, the Department of Academic Family Medicine (DAFM) within the University of Sas...

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New simulation equipment to enhance family medicine training in Saskatchewan

Simulation (SIM) based medical education is an important part of learning for many healthcare professionals in Saskatchewan. For family medicine residents training in the province,...

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Creating Safer Spaces: Trans and Gender Diverse Health in Primary Care

For trans and gender diverse (TGD) patients, access to primary healthcare can be intimidating, but TGD care is an increasingly important part of family practice.

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What we learned during Family Medicine Interest Group Week

During Family Medicine Interest Group Week (Feb. 8-12), medical students Jessica and Shannon write about why they're interested in family medicine and what the specialty entails.

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USask unites: Medical students double fundraising goal to send supplies to northern Saskatchewan communities

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

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La Ronge rural family physician Dr. Sean Groves named 2019 SMA Physician of the Year

Dr. Sean Groves (MD) has been selected as the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) 2019 Physician of the Year.

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Family medicine resident receives leadership award

Second-year resident Dr. Mira Pavan has been named the recipient of the 2019 Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Resident Leadership Award.

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USask study on opioid use offers solutions

SASKATOON – Better coordination of existing services, a one-stop shop with supervised consumption, and a crisis response plan paired with a long-term provincial strategy are all ne...

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Medical students chart new learning path

Three medical doctor students at the U of S are making some Saskatchewan medical learning history.

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CoM grad gives Swift Current community care a boost

Alexandra Akinfiresoye has found that General Internal Medicine was a bit like doing everything

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Rural family medicine education is invaluable

Rural practice the perfect balance for Dr. Funk

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'This is where I can make a difference'

When Dr. Lucy Nickel was completing her medical training at the University of Saskatchewan, she was doing so without the numerous Aboriginal role models a lot of current students h...

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What can a U of S medical student expect practicing medicine in La Ronge?

When you talk physician recruitment and retention in Saskatchewan, and in Canada for that matter, the term “rural and remote” is often used, but what does it actually mean? In Sask...

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Rural family practice keeping CoM grad happy

Aboriginal health and scope of practice key to Dr. Schindel's decision to stay in rural Saskatchewan.

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CoM alum returns to his roots in La Ronge

This story is Part 2 of a series with SaskDocs profiling College of Medicine grads working in Saskatchewan.

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Medicine grad enjoying work in rural Saskatchewan communities

This story is Part 1 of a series with SaskDocs profiling College of Medicine grads working in Saskatchewan.

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