Why Study Medicine at USask?
Medical doctors are important to the people of our province and world. The USask College of Medicine undergraduate medical doctor (MD) program prepares medical students to become the health professionals we need.
The undergraduate MD program offers the best training for future physicans through:
- experiences in urban, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
- early hands-on opportunities for medical learning
- one-to-one mentorships
- state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities
Explore everything our MD program has to offer below.
The undergraduate medical education (UGME) program is a fully accredited four-year program leading to the Medical Doctor (MD) degree.
As the only medical school in Saskatchewan, the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan has a responsibility to serve the residents of the province.
What you'll learn during your four years of medical school at the USask College of Medicine
While obtaining your MD degree at the College of Medicine, there are many additional learning opportunities to round out your education.
Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH) is a student-run inner-city Saskatoon clinic, where you can volunteer and work alongside a doctor, nurse practitioner, cultural support worker, receptionist and other health-care mentors.
In addition to traditional clinical services, SWITCH offers a range of other services including:
- physical therapy
- cultural supports
- nutritional education
Student Energy in Action in Regina for Community Health (SEARCH) is a student-run, interdisciplinary primary health-care initiative in North Central Regina.
SEARCH has many student volunteers, professional mentors and partners, and services more than 1,000 clients each year. Volunteer opportunities include shadowing and doing initial assessments of clients in the medical clinic.
The electives in Indigenous Health are offered, subject to availability, at:
- All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle
- First Nations and Metis Health (Saskatchewan Health Authority, St. Paul’s and RUH in Saskatoon, Regina and PA sites)
- Whitecap Dakota First Nation
- Métis Addiction Counselling Service of Saskatchewan Inc. (MACSI)
A focus will be on providing a culturally safe and relationship-centered care model for First Nations and Métis patients, their families and communities. The elective work is with Indigenous and non-Indigenous community health care professionals and traditional healers (depending on availability) in the provision of care. Depending on the site, clinical experiences may be available.
The clerk will be under the supervision of a preceptor at their approved site who will help determine the clerk’s schedule.
Prior to being approved for an elective, interested students must make an appointment with Val Arnault-Pelletier to discuss their objectives and goals for the elective.
There is Indigenous physician oversight for the electives.
A unique opportunity exists for students to complete their dual MD and MBA degrees. If accepted into the College of Medicine, students can apply to complete an MBA degree in addition to the MD degree. Two applicants are accepted per year.
The program is designed to create effective managers and teach leadership roles in the medical profession.
Campus and Sites
Our province is our campus.
More than 40 sites across Saskatchewan — some permanent, some rotating — will support you while you gain frontline clinical experience and training.
Who Should Apply?
Did you know that 95% of first-year positions are reserved for Saskatchewan residents? Our college strives to have our incoming MD classes that reflect the diversity of the province.
Learn all necessary applicant information by visiting our admissions webpage.
Indigenous Admissions Pathway
The College of Medicine Indigenous Admissions Pathway is designed to support the growing number of Indigenous people choosing to becoming doctors in Saskatchewan.
The program helps to navigate the pathways and resources available to Indigenous students as they train to become physicians.
The Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program (DSAAP) considers qualified applicants who are not accepted, and who declare they come from a household with an annual income of less than $80,000, are then reconsidered for six reserved seats.
We value the diversity that non-Saskatchewan applicants bring to our incoming MD classes. We allocate five seats for non-Saskatchewan residents (who are also non-Indigenous).
Looking for ways to prepare for medicine? There are groups and clubs that offer opportunities to get involved before applying to USask.
The Pre-Med Club helps students prepare for all aspects of medical school applications. They offer a range of preparatory and informative sessions such as mock MCATs, MCAT info sessions, multiple mini interview (MMI) prep groups, a mock MMI, a medical school application crash course, a volunteer opportunities info session, and much more.
- Saskatoon: Join the Pre-Med Club by email or via Facebook, U of S Pre-Med Club
- Regina: Contact by email or via Facebook, University of Regina Pre-Medicine Club.
Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan (SMSS) — As a medical student of the College of Medicine, you will be part of the SMSS, an organization ran by medical students, for medical students that advocates for student needs in the classroom, at the college-level and in the community. There are also many student interest groups within the SMSS.
Consider getting involved as a volunteer at one of the following clinics: