University of Saskatchewan - Pediatrics - Regina
- Our current Regina faculty includes a large group of general pediatricians and neonatologists. Other pediatric physicians include a Pediatric Developmental specialist, Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist, two Pediatric Surgeons; other pediatric programs in Regina include the Allan Blair Cancer Centre and the Wascana Rehabilitation Center for pediatric rehabilitation services. We also have a well-developed Child Abuse Team aﬃliated with the Regina Children’s Justice Centre. Our Pediatric Outpatient facility provides consultative care with specialty clinics including Child Development, Surgery, Asthma and Allergy, Nephrology and Cystic Fibrosis. Other clinics, such as Pediatric Cardiology, Neurology and Hematology are managed by visiting subspecialists from Saskatoon.
- Resident scholarly projects (research) are well supported through a network of research experts (Division Head of Pediatric Research; Department Research Specialist; and Resident Research Facilitator). The University of Saskatchewan also provides excellent research supports, and all residents are provided funding to present their research.
- The Pediatric Program maintains a robust academic curriculum including protected academic half-day, simulation, Code Navy events, wellness rounds, journal club and case rounds, Departmental Grand Rounds, practice examinations (STACERs, OSCEs, MCQs and SAQs), an Indigenous Wellness Course for Healthcare Providers, a Teaching Course (TIPS), and much more.
- Resident wellness is an important part of training and is supported through several resident-led and faculty-led initiatives including wellness rounds, ice cream rounds, protected biannual resident retreats, staﬀ/resident events, and other opportunities. — Residents are well-supported by their program directors, administrative staﬀ, and a progressive resident contract through the Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan (RDoS).
- Our program is located in the capital city of Regina. Regina is home to many amazing cultural, athletic, and social experiences including such highlights as: Wascana Park and surrounding area, cultural centers including the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and Mackenzie Art Gallery, the home of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders, and much more!
- Our pediatric training program site in Regina commenced in 2019-2020 and is currently comprised of 2 residents per year for a total of 4 residents. We expect 6 total residents by 2021-22 and 8 by 2022-23. Resident in family medicine, dermatology, and psychiatry are also involved in pediatric rotations as well as 3rd and 4th year medical students from the University of Saskatchewan (Regina site).
- Our primary site in Regina is the Regina General Hospital, which houses a pediatric inpatient unit, pediatric high acuity unit, NICU, and pediatric ORs as well as a pediatric outpatient space for locally-led clinics as well as visiting subspecialty clinics from Saskatoon. Additional sites for clinic experiences in Regina include pediatric outpatient clinics (throughout Regina) and the Wascana Rehabilitation Center (Developmental Pediatrics). Regina trainees also may have the opportunity for rural and remote health experiences including experiences on First Nations reserves.
In addition to time spent in and around Regina, rotations in all years will occur in Saskatoon at the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. These primarily include PICU and pediatric subspecialties. Accommodations will be provided as well as reimbursement for program related travel.
Note: Program video and program picture slideshow will be provided to candidates who interview for our program.
What is the relationship between the Saskatoon and Regina sites?
Our program director (Dr. Mark Inman) oversees the Pediatric Residency sites in both Saskatoon and Regina. In Regina, there is also a site director (Dr. Bruce Holmes) for all Regina-specific programming in addition to program administrative support (Tracey Murray).
Regina trainees spend time between Saskatoon and Regina (approximately 2 blocks in Saskatoon in the 1st year, 5-6 blocks in the 2nd year, 5-6 blocks in the 3rd year, and 2-4 blocks in the 4th year). Overall curriculum (academic half day, OSCEs, practice examinations, courses and certifications, and other core curriculum) are consistent between both sites.
The overall resident and faculty relationship between the Saskatoon and Regina sites is highly integrated and supportive.