The Saskatchewan Health Authority is a proud partner with educational institutions, including the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine.
The Victoria Hospital is one of the training sites for the University of Saskatchewan’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program.
The University of Saskatchewan Family Medicine Rural Division was established in 1997 to train Family Medicine Residents interested in gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to practice medicine in rural and remote settings. The program’s goal is to provide practical hands-on training in locations throughout the province to produce competent and confident rural family physicians. The programs focuses on being a resident responsive program supported by passionate community preceptors.
Prince Albert, along with Saskatoon and Regina, is also a training site for medical students in their clinical year of studies. These students completing their clinical clerkship are based in Prince Albert for 16 months of their 4 year program.
Victoria Hospital, with its friendly atmosphere supportive of learners, houses the core rotations. It is the major referral center for all of northern Saskatchewan creating a very busy emergency department and obstetrical unit with lots of learning opportunities. Victoria Hospital has more than 30,000 emergency visits per year and approximately 1,600 deliveries. There is a fascinating array of pathologies seen and ample opportunity to do procedures. The smaller programs provides a very collegial atmosphere and the flexibility to tailor your training to meet your individual needs, along with enthusiastic and dedicated preceptors to help facilitate this.
Family medicine experiences take place in clinics throughout Prince Albert, with considerable time spent in various rural training sites including remote northern and first nation’s communities.
For more information on the Rural Family Medicine Program, please see http://medicine.usask.ca/department/clinical/family-medicine.php#AboutUs
The Victoria Hospital and various private physician offices also take many visiting medical students and residents of other programs. For more information on the placement process, contact: