The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.
The College of Medicine is pleased to make available this part-time contract opportunity for a Family Physician with an interest rural family medicine training. The purpose of this position is to work with the Department of Academic Family Medicine to support the Department’s training sites throughout rural Saskatchewan. The individual will work closely with the Department of Family Medicine’s Program Director and Faculty Development team as well as the College of Medicine’s Director of Faculty Development and Associate Dean, Distributed Medical Education. This contract opportunity is available effective immediately.The College of Medicine and the Department of Academic Family Medicine:
As the only medical school in Saskatchewan, the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan is mandated to serve the people of 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. A distributed medical education model enables the college to achieve such a presence, and the Department of Academic Family Medicine plays an integral role.
The Department has faculty who teach in educational sites across the province including residency training sites in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, La Ronge, Swift Current, North Battleford, and Moose Jaw. As part of their training, all Residents also have the opportunity to undertake a portion of their training in smaller communities throughout the Province. The Family Medicine Residency Training Program educates approximately 100 residents, with the goal to graduate family physicians able to practice high-quality, comprehensive, continuing care as a Family Medicine specialist throughout Saskatchewan. The Department also provides rural training experiences to undergraduate students as part of their Family Medicine educational experiences.
Departmental faculty hold leadership roles in undergraduate and postgraduate education within the College of Medicine, the Saskatoon and Regina Health Regions, Primary Health, and Indigenous Health.
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 underserved rural, remote and urban populations of Saskatchewan.
Qualifications and Experience:
The successful individual must hold certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. We are particularly interested in hearing from family physicians who have been involved in medical education in Saskatchewan and are interested in sharing their knowledge and experience with their community and surrounding area. There will be an expectation of travel throughout the Province to work closely with faculty members in rural communities.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their expression of interest, including a current curriculum vitae, and three references no later than May 15, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information regarding this contract opportunity, please contact:
Dr. Kathy Lawrence, Acting Department Head
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.