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 more fully to the forefront in college priorities, while also serving to improve how these critical areas are addressed.

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 phenomenal physicians with diverse patients. After a day of histories, physicals, procedures, and personalized attending teachings, you drive home and unwind with a walk at Little Red River Park or a swim in a nearby lake.

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.

Queering the medical curriculum

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

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 Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine and Saskatchewan Health Authority announced today.

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, simulation technology allows learners to engage in a variety of medical scenarios that they may not be exposed to in real life.

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 needed in the fight against opioid addiction in Saskatoon.

'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 have to look up to in the medicine program.

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 Saskatchewan places like Saskatoon and Regina and their outlying communities would not fall into this category, which begs the question, which ones would?