uSask medical college still searching for new dean

April 11, 2012

As it works on an accreditation standard action plan, the University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine has not yet appointed a new dean. The CBC reports that before any hiring decisions were made for the replacement of the current dean, who will retire in a few months, 2 of the 3 shortlisted candidates accepted positions in Alberta. uSask's provost says he does not think the 10 shortcomings identified by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools deterred the applicants for dean. "To the best of my knowledge from talking to the candidates, it did not play a role," he says. "Other medical doctor universities across the country compete for the same people. We know we're in that kind of race. We're happy to compete. We don't like it when we don't win." The college invited faculty, staff, and students to a meeting yesterday to outline a new clinical-academic structure. The provost says that if a new model is not in place by the summer, the new dean will not be able to lead and the medical school's accreditation will be pulled. CBC | uSask News Release