Saskatchewan has extensive opportunities to both learn and practice in rural and remote communities. From prairie fields, to Canadian Shield, to our northern sand dunes, there is something for everyone to live, work, and play in Saskatchewan.
Healthcare in Saskatchewan is currently undergoing an amalgamation of the twelve previous Health Regions down to one single Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The reasoning for undergoing such a monumental task is to focus on better coordination of health services across the province. The ultimate goal of this transition is to ensure that every patient receives high quality, timely access to healthcare, regardless of where they live in the province.
Another exciting change that has come with the transition to the SHA is the engagement of physicians to be a part of the Executive Leadership Team in dyads. These dyad partnerships exist between Physicians Executives and Vice Presidents, and they share decision making and accountability for their geography or portfolio. This is a unique and exciting change from the previous system that was in place, that will improve healthcare in the province.
The University of Saskatchewan has numerous rural and remote educational opportunities for both medical students and residents. This includes five different Rural Residency programs. The U of S family medicine residency also has multiple third year enhanced skills programs, including Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anaesthesia, and Sports Medicine. See this link for more information
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