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Assessment of Postgraduate Trainees: Guiding Principles

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The purpose of this document is to describe:

  1. the assessment of postgraduate trainees (residents) in the CFPC and the RCPSC programs and those enrolled in the expanded skills program at the University of Saskatchewan.
  2. the principles and processes for promotion, remediation, probation, suspension, withdrawal, dismissal of residents and the appeal mechanisms.

All residents enrolled in programs leading to certification either with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or those enrolled in the expanded skills programs are working in the clinical settings and educational centres. Their training is subject to University of Saskatchewan regulations and those of the Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS). The training of the residents is in a dual relationship format, one being an employer-employee relationship and the other being the teacher-learner relationship. The training of the residents must be in a manner befitting the medical profession as a whole. The partnership between the residents and the teachers / facilitators of learning should be based upon open and honest communication.

To read the entire document, click on the 'Full Assessment Guidlines (PDF)' above.