uSask College of Medicine prescribes changes for its future

September 5, 2013

The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine has released a plan to implement the "significant structural change" that the college says is required over the next 4 years to address “critical issues of accreditation, teaching and research.” uSask president Ilene Busch-Vishniac reported in February that the college received a “warning of probation” from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, putting its accreditation at risk. uSask responded by creating a restructuring plan, which was released this week. The plan includes recruiting more clinician scientists and biomedical scientists to boost the college’s research outputs, creating 3 vice-dean positions in education, research and faculty engagement, and amalgamating 5 science departments into 1 or 2. The accreditation committee will make a decision on the college’s status in October, which will be based solely on changes made at the time of its earlier visit in March – before the new plan came out. uSask News Release | CTV Saskatoon | uSask Plan