uSask College of Medicine undergoes major restructuring

April 16, 2014

Major changes are underway at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine, intended to improve accountability, assignment of duties, and alignment of resources. By restructuring, the college hopes to streamline delivery of instruction and care between the college and health regions. The college’s funding model is also being reworked, in consultation with the provincial Ministries of Health and Advanced Education. Efforts to restructure at the college have been underway since April 2012 and progress must be made: the College of Medicine is on accreditation with probation, with the next visit by the accreditation body taking place in approximately a year’s time. The restructuring coincides with the arrival of Preston Smith as Dean on July 1. Martin Phillipson, Vice-Provost, Organizational Restructuring for the college, emphasized that the changes will unfold with no disruption to student education or client care. uSask News Release