Medical residents are graduates who hold an MD degree and are completing postgraduate training in a specific medical specialty area, for example, family medicine. This training typically requires two to five years, depending on the area of study.
"The College of Medicine is and has always been a provincial resource. We are mandated to serve the people of Saskatchewan by educating and training the students who will become our future physicians," said Acting Dean of Medicine, Lou Qualtiere.
"Our borders, and our interests, extend to the entire province of Saskatchewan. This is why the expansion of our family medicine training program to North Battleford and the arrival of these four new residents are so significant. It speaks to the college's commitment to the people of this province," said Qualtiere.
Expansion of the Family Medicine Residency training program to North Battleford is a positive step towards the College of Medicine's goal of further developing its model of distributed medical education. Qualtiere said medical residents are more likely to establish their permanent practice in the location where they received training. By providing medical residents with expanded opportunities to learn in sites across Saskatchewan, the college hopes to make a positive contribution towards physician recruitment and retention in Saskatchewan.
In addition to North Battleford, medical residents can currently complete training in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Swift Current and La Ronge. There are currently more than 430 U of S medical residents in Saskatchewan.
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