University of Saskatchewan - Anesthesiology - Saskatoon


Program Director

Dr. Ian Jorgensen


Program Adminnistrative Assistant

Megan Murk

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This program has high degree of emphasis on self-learning using provided electronics and traditional tools. There is exposure to all the required components of a RCPS program. There is both discrete and longitudinal educational experiences. The program has a high degree of resident autonomy in identifying and meeting educational needs, rotational scheduling and daily assignments under faculty supervision.

The Program is fully designed around Competency By Design. The program has a highly developed Wellness curriculum that has been exported to multiple other programs.

Research is easily engaged in at the program level. The program has in house research support including multiple PhD researchers and statistical support. The program has a mandatory Research Rotation. Residents are strongly supported for research presentations at conferences.

Simulation is a significant component to program. Residents spend time in specialty specific simulation as well as multidisciplinary simulation.

Electives are strongly encouraged and supported, including international electives.

Rotational and daily assignments are truly geared towards clinical and academic learning objectives.

The program has a formalized and well supported POCUS program that has a multidisciplinary component.

This program is continually expanding and is looking at adding multiple new components.

This program has a very high success rate at the RCPS Fellowship Examinations.

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The Anesthesiology Program of the University of Saskatchewan is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

The information on this website is intended to cover all aspects of our Program as far as possible. If there is any additional information that you require, please contact us and we will be happy to help you out.


About Saskatoon and Surrounding Area

Saskatoon has all the urban amenities without the big-city hassles. Traffic jams are small. Most of the residents own their own homes. For more information, click on the following links:

Cultural Amenities

  • Good symphony orchestra

  • First rate jazz festival, live jazz weekly at several sites, plus an active jazz club.

  • Opportunity for musical expression at every level, with every instrument or type of singing including German and Ukrainian classics, jazz choral club, etc.

  • More good drama per capita than anywhere else in Canada with four professional companies plus a large fringe festival.

  • The U of S Ballroom Dancing Club is Canada's largest and most active.

  • We have a full spectrum of restaurants from family to fine French dining, with some excellent ethnic restaurants.


  • Active and successful university sports programs

  • Junior A hockey

  • Extreme trick snowboarding/skateboarding competitions in August

  • Very active flat-water kayaking, rowing and canoe clubs

  • Sailing on huge nearby Lake Diefenbaker

  • World's best lake trout fishing on Lake Diefenbaker

  • A well maintained cross country ski training track with classic and skating tracks in the centre of the city and close to superb cross country trails.

  • A bird watcher's paradise — we're on the flyway for thousands of migrating birds and home to thousands more. Redberry Lake, which was recently given special environmental status by the United Nations, is a nearby saltwater lake that is the nesting ground for huge American Pelicans and many other species.

  • The Meewasin Trail is a beautiful 58 km paved walking, running, cycling, roller-blading path along both sides of the river which runs through the city.

Kid Things

  • Safe streets

  • Good schools

  • Montessori, public, various religious schools, and a very active home schooling association

  • A great Children's Festival in June

  • Wonderful parks with wading pools and playground equipment

  • Park with miniature train rides, merry-go-round, small ferris wheel open all summer

  • Downhill skiing at nearby Table "mountain"