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Strategic Planning:

The College of Medicine’s strategic planning process is well underway. To date, a series of assessments, town halls, and engagement events have been held across the province with faculty, staff, students, and provincial stakeholders to inform our strategic planning process. Key findings include:

College leadership will be shortlisting strategic priorities in the coming weeks. A draft strategic plan will be released to the college community in January 2017 for review and subsequent approval.  To learn more about the college’s strategic planning process, visit the strategic planning website (

Undergraduate Accreditation:

Following the success of the 2015 Limited Site Accreditation Visit the CoM MD program is fully accredited.  As part of its normal accreditation cycle the CoM will have a full accreditation visit October 29 – November 2, 2017.  To help prepare, the college will do a Mock accreditation February 5 – 8, 2017.  Medical students, residents, staff and faculty from many departments at our Saskatoon and Regina campuses and Prince Albert clerkship instructional site have kindly provided their time to this endeavor.  Thank you to all those who have participated. 


The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association is turning 100 and we want to celebrate with you!

Join us for the Centennial Celebration Dinner on February 6, 2017 in Regina. Featuring keynote speaker Craig Reynolds (BComm’98, MPACC’99), President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, it’s a night to mingle and reminisce with other University of Saskatchewan alumni, and reflect on the successes of our first 100 years.

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Dinner and Program
Location: Hotel Saskatchewan
Keynote Speaker:Craig Reynolds, BComm’98, MPACC’99
Emcee: Shelley Thiel, BComm’86
Dress: Business attire
Tickets: $30 per person, plus tax and registration fee

Cocktail reception followed by a four course meal.

Call for Applications – Associate Dean Distributed Medical Education (DME)

The College of Medicine invites applications for the senior leadership role of Associate Dean Distributed Medical Education (DME). This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership of planning, implementation and evaluation of DME throughout the province of Saskatchewan, with a key focus outside of Regina and Saskatoon. The Associate Dean will be responsible for stabilizing the current DME training sites, aiding in the establishment and implementation of a five-year plan to support the development of new distributed medical education sites, as well as building operational capacity to ensure feasible and viable DME programs for the continuum of medical education and medical research.

The Associate Dean DME reports to the Vice-Dean Education. Requirements for the position include a medical degree and applicants must be eligible for registration with the appropriate professional licensing body in Saskatchewan, if applicable and as required. A strong scholastic and research record, and/or practice of professional skills and progressive leadership experience in an academic or related environment, are required. A strong understanding of Saskatchewan’s health system and strong interpersonal skills are essential. The position profile is attached below.  

The preferred appointment is a 5-year term beginning July 1, 2017, though the timing is negotiable. This is an out-of-scope 0.6 FTE senior leadership position with full associate dean compensation and benefits. The successful candidate will have flexibility in their schedule for the remaining 0.4 FTE.

All faculty members regardless of designation, and those eligible for appointment are welcome to apply. Consideration of applications will begin in February 2017. Please apply in confidence by submitting a one to two page letter of interest, your current CV, and three letters of reference, by February 1, 2017 to

The Associate Dean Distributed Medical Education Search Committee:

Dr. Preston Smith, Dean of Medicine (chair)
Dr. Hope Bilinski, Associate Dean Central Campus and Academic Health Sciences, College of Nursing
Dr. Anurag Saxena, Associate Dean Postgraduate Medical Education
Dr. Pat Blakley, Associate Dean Undergraduate Medical Education
Mr. Reed Gillanders, medical student Dr. Alex Watts, medical resident

College of Medicine Update

The College of Medicine is currently reviewing and updating all Faculty Policies, Procedures, and Promotion.  Dr. Keith Ogle – Vice Dean Faculty Engagement continues to work toward integrating all medical faculty under the umbrella of “one faculty.”  If you have comments or feedback feel free to email him at

The second term for our Year 2 students is well underway, if you have interest in providing any teaching for this group feel free to   There will be an on-site Mock Accreditation Site Visit at the Regina General Hospital on February 6, 7, and 8th

CaRMS Match Day for Class of 2017 students is Wednesday, March 1. 

Our double cohort of JURSI’s/Clerks will end on Thursday, April 13.  We really want to acknowledge and thank all residents, faculty, and staff for your continued support of our medical students in the Region during this overlap period.