Whether you are looking for a practice that is in an urban, rural, or remote community or a combination, Saskatchewan offers it! The diversity of opportunity can include primary care, hospital, emergency, long- term care, family practice anesthesia and more.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) regulates and licences all physicians practicing in Saskatchewan. There are a number of different types of licenses available for Family Physicians. The path to licensure will depend on your qualifications and the type of practice you wish to pursue.
To determine your route to licensure select the country where you completed your postgraduate training in Family Medicine:
If you currently hold a licence to practice in another Canadian province you may qualify for a licence under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the national organization of physicians that provides Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP). The CFPC establishes the standards for and accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada. It also reviews and certifies continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licensing requirements.
As the only medical school in Saskatchewan, the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan serves the province by producing outstanding clinical practitioners, generating new knowledge, and facilitating improved patient outcomes. As a provincial resource, it is critical for the College of Medicine to have a well-established provincial presence and the Department of Academic Family Medicine plays an integral role in this through its highly distributed nature.
Departmental faculty hold leadership roles in undergraduate and postgraduate education within the College. Physicians in the Department enjoy the benefits of a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment to support their clinical, teaching, and scholarly activities. Physicians and residents in all locations participate in the provision of a broad range of care including adult medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, and in-hospital/nursing home care. Our social accountability mandate is to train family physicians to care for the health needs of the rural, remote, and urban populations of Saskatchewan.
The University of Saskatchewan (USask), family medicine residency training program is facilitated at eight distributed sites throughout Saskatchewan. Physicians and residents in all locations participate in the provision of a broad range of care including adult medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, and in-hospital/nursing home care. The USask College of Medicine social accountability mandate is to train family physicians to care for the health needs of the rural, remote, and urban populations of Saskatchewan.
As a Family Physician in Saskatchewan you will have an opportunity and are encouraged to be involved in teaching our future physicians. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to interact with undergraduate medical students through electives, shadowing, mentorship and programs such as the Saskatchewan Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (SLIC) and Saskatchewan Physician Rural Externship Program.