What is the IMG Support Program?

The Saskatchewan Non-Licensed IMG Support Program is a pilot project funded by the Ministry of Economy, Government of Saskatchewan with services delivered through the Division of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

The program is designed to assist true International Medical Graduates residing in Saskatchewan with information, education and access to opportunities to match to Residency Programs or find meaningful alternative healthcare careers in the province.

There are three streams of the program:

1. Study Supports and Resources

You will be provided with on-line and face-to-face learning opportunities to assist you in preparing for medical licensure examinations.

2. Assessed Clinical Experience (ACE)

You will learn about Canadian medical culture and through clinical experience, will have an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge related to succeeding in a residency position.

This program option consists of a one week education program followed by 150 hours of observation, mentorship and assessment in a clinical environment with a licensed physician.

In addition to the general requirements for the program, you must meet the requirements for the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). To determine eligibility, visit their website.

At the end of the program a high-level written summative assessment based on feedback from the preceptor physician(s), as well as a checklist of completed workshops offered by the Division of CME can be uploaded to your CaRMS profile.

Within this pilot project, 18 IMGs will pass through the program before the 2017/18 CaRMS intake.

* NOTE: PARTICIPATION IN THE ACE STREAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE ANY PARTICIPANT A RESIDENCY POSITION IN ANY FUTURE CARMS MATCH

3. Alternate Health Careers

Through career counselling, referrals and discussing educational options, you will be supported in the development of a career action plan. This is intended to assist you in entering a fulfilling and rewarding alternate health career.