USask medical school receives positive review from CACMS


After undertaking a significant overhaul, the University of Saskatchewan’s medical school has received a positive review from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). The program was reportedly overhauled after it was placed on probation in 2002 and 2013, with CACMS citing problems such as issues with inconsistent training of residents. The Saskatoon StarPhoenix reports that the medical college underwent curriculum changes and other updates in the years that followed, returning to a fully accredited status in 2018. Now in 2023, CACMS has evaluated the medical school’s operations and indicated that the school achieved satisfactory results on 96 of the assessed elements. “We achieved a very significant turnaround for our college and for us that means we are delivering a program of which we can be proud,” said Medical School Dean Dr Preston Smith. “For Saskatchewan people it means we are supporting the needs of our patients and health system by training great future physicians.”

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