College of Medicine
Academic Information & Policies
The following addresses college-level policies and information. For university-wide policies, please visit the U of S Policies and Regulations.
Students in the College of Medicine are expected to attend all lectures, laboratory periods, seminars and patient contacts. Interactive seminars and patient contact is a unique educational experience, irreplaceable from alternative sources. Students who are persistently tardy or absent from lectures or who neglect academic work, will be subject to disciplinary action and may be excluded from final examinations.
Students must have approval to undertake extramural clerkships and only academically competent students should engage in this work.
Promotion & Graduation
Promotion is dependent on the student's achieving a grade of at least
50% in every course of that phase and obtaining a weighted average of
at least 60% for the phase. The student must also achieve a "pass" mark
in the elective.
A student who fails to achieve promotion will be required to:
A student may be Required to Discontinue the study of Medicine for non-academic reasons such as health or unprofessional behaviour/conduct.
Requirements for License to Practice
Students are reminded that a University degree in Medicine does not in itself confer the right to practice medicine. This is granted only by the licensing body of the province in which one intends to practice. In Saskatchewan the licensing body is the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. All students in Medicine are enrolled on the educational registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.
The examinations of the Medical Council of Canada, all or in part, will be held separately from the university examination. Part I is held at the end of medical undergraduate training and Part II is held after a minimum of at least 15 months postgraduate training. License requirements vary from province to province but all require at least two year of postgraduate training, with specialty training requiring more.
Further information on licensure requirements in Canada may be obtained from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.
Continuing Professional Learning
The primary function of Continuing Professional Learning is to plan, implement, support and evaluate evidence-informed lifelong learning for Saskatchewan physicians in order to contribute to optimal healthcare outcomes.
Activities include major conferences in Saskatoon and Regina for family physicians and specialists in urban and rural areas.
The program is carried on in full co-operation with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Medical Association, College of Family Physicians of Canada, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Saskatchewan Health, and individual members of the profession.
Continuing Professional Learning shares a collaborative affiliation with Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) of the College of Nursing in the Perinatal Education Program.
Study Abroad Opportunities
For information on study abroad opportunities at the University of Saskatchewan, please visit the Go Abroad website.