Saskatchewan

Last updated July 12, 2017

University of Saskatchewan

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Training Level
The R-4 match at the University of Saskatchewan is open to PGY-3 Internal Medicine residents studying at medical institutions in Canada and the United States. In addition, PGY-4 General Internal Medicine or Core Internal Medicine residents are also eligible to apply. Applicants who are not eligible at the University of Saskatchewan include:

  • VISA students studying at Canadian Medical Schools.
  • Students whose postgraduate training is funded by the Department of National Defense.
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Training Program
Applicants must be enrolled in an RCPSC accredited Core Internal Medicine residency program in a Canadian medical school or an ACGME accredited Core Internal Medicine residency program in a US medical school.
Legal Status
All applicants must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Landed Immigrants at the time of application and must submit a notarized/certified photocopy of one of the following:

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
  • Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of the card)
  • Permanent Resident Card (both sides of the card)
  • Record of Landing or Confirmation of Permanent Residence, clearly showing the date of landing

Proof of citizenship must be current at the time of ranking and expired documents will not be accepted.

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Previous subspecialty training /transfers
PGY-4 or 5 subspecialty residents who wish to switch subspecialty programs or applicants who wish to use the R-4 match as a retraining opportunity are eligible to apply to positions at the University of Saskatchewan; however, preference may be given to PGY-3 Internal Medicine residents.
Licensing & Credentialing
Licensing

Successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan for an educational register license.

English Language Requirement for Licensing: Applicants are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency if they are currently training in a Canadian or US residency training program that delivers all training in English.

Applicants training in Canadian programs that deliver training in both English and French will be required to provide confirmation from the medical school that the applicant is enrolled in a program that is delivered in English.

Credentialing

Successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain privileges within the Saskatchewan Health Region as determined by its credentialing process. Saskatchewan Health Regions require successful applicants to submit a current criminal record check as part of its pre-resident application for appointment. Applicants with criminal records will be considered on a case by case basis by the College of Medicine in consultation with the Health Region.

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Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service
Return of Service

Applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on their application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training. Applicants are required to provide written verification from their funding agency confirming they have received approval from the funding agency to apply to the R-4 match.

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Additional requirements for all applicants
ACLS

All successful applicants are required to have completed an ACLS course prior to commencement of training. Proof of ACLS certification that is current as of July 1, 2018 must be provided to the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan prior to starting the training program.

Immunizations

For the protection of the individual resident and their patients, all successful applicants are required to submit immunization records and proof of immunity (titres) to the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority prior to commencement of training. For more information contact Ashley Mann at (306) 655-0193 or ashley.mann@saskatoonhealthregion.ca; or, Natalie Haugan at (306) 655-0194 or Natalie.Haugan@saskatoonhealthregion.ca.

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Additional Criteria for IMG trainees
MCCEE: IMG applicants must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application.

English Language Requirement: Applicants are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency if they are currently training in a Canadian or US residency training program that delivers training in English.

Applicants training in Canadian programs that deliver training in both English and French will be required to provide confirmation from the medical school that the applicant is enrolled in a program that is delivered in English.

NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE for the English Language Requirements as outlined above. We do not accept a copy of the FAIMER page for the applicant’s medical school as proof of English language proficiency.

Proof of MD Degree and Medical School Transcripts: IMG applicants must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school as identified by: WHO Directory of Medical Schools (World Health Organization); or, FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research). A notarized/certified copy of medical school marks/transcripts and medical degree/diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

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Additional Criteria for US trainees
MCCEE: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application. US trainees who are specialist certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties may request an exemption from the MCCEE and can provide the letter of exemption from the Medical Council of Canada in lieu of MCCEE results.

RCPSC Ruling Assessment of Training Letter: Applicants who have completed their Internal Medicine residency training in an ACGME accredited training program in the United States must apply to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for an assessment of training to ensure that their training meets the Canadian training requirements. When the applicant’s residency training has been assessed, the Royal College will make a “ruling” (decision) on examination eligibility and a letter outlining eligibility and/or conditions to attain eligibility will be sent to the applicant. The assessment of training (ruling) letter is required for the application to be eligible for ranking.

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