PHP Club History

In the fall of 2006, a Pre-Health Professions (PHP) High School Club was established through a partnership between Regina Catholic School Division, Regina Public School Division, Prairie Valley School Division, the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and the University of Saskatchewan, Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and Nutrition. Under the direction of Dr. Gill White and Dr. Marlene Smadu  (Associated Deans of Medicine and Nursing, respectively) the club was established to increase the exposure of students to medicine and nursing and to increase student retention in the College of Nursing given the direct entry of students at that time.  The Club focus has been in rural students and those of Aboriginal ancestry. Today the club has grown to include the following school divisions and health regions:

School Division Regional Health Authority Year
Prairie Valley Regina Qu'Appelle 2006
Regina Catholic Regina Qu'Appelle 2006
Regina Public Regina Qu'Appelle 2006
Luther College High School Regina Qu'Appelle 2007
Holy Trinity Regina Qu'Appelle 2008
Horizon School Division Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region 2012
South East Cornerstone Public Sun Country 2010
File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council All Nations Healing Hospital 2010
Northern Lights Keewatin Yatthe, Mamawetan Churchill River, Athabasca 2011

Today the club has grown to include the following school divisions and health regions: Since the inception of the PHP Club, the University of Saskatchewan partnership has engaged, over 1,500 Saskatchewan high school students. Club activities promote science through the explorations of career pathways to medicine, nursing, pharmacy and nutrition, in northern and southern Saskatchewan regions.

The Pre-Health Professions Club is committed to supporting the transition of high school students into health care professions. The PHP Club supports initiatives that address the needs of Aboriginal, rural, and underserved areas.