University of Saskatchewan - Public Health and Preventive Medicine - Saskatoon
The strength of the program will be in helping residents learn how to function effectively as specialists in Public Health and Preventive Medicine within an integrated regionalised healthcare system, able to work in a public health department, and with other parts of the healthcare system.
The variety of public health experiences available in rural, northern and urban settingsas well as the provincial level will provide a well balanced learning environment. The small size of the program will also ensure a greater ability to exercise responsibility through the program, and to adapt training to their career goals.As well as being a good learning environment for educating public health "generalists", there are the academic resources to support other career goals in the specialty, whether that includes academic medicine, medical epidemiology, administrative medicine or a combination practice and public health work.The University of Saskatchewan has a unique combination of academic units related to health issues, including a veterinary college, agriculture college, school of public health, school of the environment, school of public policy, and a world class vaccine development centre. [Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization].Being embedded in a relatively small healthcare system, this program will provide residents with the opportunity to get to know first-hand the important components of the public health system.
Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) is a 5-year post-graduate medical specialty training program.
University of Saskatchewan offers a variety of public health experiences in rural, northern and urban settings as well as the provincial level to provide a well-balanced learning environment. The small size of the program will ensure a greater ability to exercise responsibility through the program, and to adapt training to their career goals.
The University of Saskatchewan has a unique combination of academic units related to health issues, including a veterinary college, agriculture college, school of public health, school of the environment, school of public policy, and a world class vaccine development centre. It is also host to the Urban Public Health Network.
Is the PHPM residency program linked with the Family Medicine Residency program?
No, the PHPM residency program at the University of Saskatchewan has a single year of rotating clinical rotations in the hospital and in community sites. There is the option of doing more targeted clinical rotations during the 6 months of elective time in clinical areas of public health relevance such as occupational health, sexual health, travel medicine, addictions medicine.
Are there rotations outside of Saskatoon?
Yes, there are several opportunities to experience public health practice settings outside of Saskatoon including core rotations in either rural or remote public health, and in Regina at the Ministry of Health. Residents also have the option of doing their Communicable Disease rotation and Leadership rotations in either Saskatoon or Regina.
What are unique training opportunities in the SK PHPM program?
We offer core rotations in several unique content areas including Public Health Intelligence and Quality Improvement (at the Public Health Observatory and Health Quality Council), Health Promotion and Health Equity, and Public Health Leadership (where residents learn to function as a Deputy Medical Health Officer in their senior year). We also offer a rotation in environmental health which includes training in toxicology and risk communication in addition to time spent in the Environmental health department in public health.
Is there an opportunity to get involved with public health research?
Yes, our diverse faculty have many opportunities for resident involvement in a variety research projects including those being led by CH&E faculty, by public health physicians, and by the Urban Public Health Network, which is hosted at the University of Saskatchewan.