Good News to share

July 3, 2014

To all members of the College of Medicine community,

As my first month here at the U of S is finished, I have the pleasure of writing to share some good news.

Very preliminary results from the MCCQE Part 1 for 2014 are even better than in 2013. We will have more information to come later in the summer.    This is another important indication we are on the right track as we move forward together.  I believe there are two components to this success:  dedication from our students, and equally important is the dedication of our teaching faculty.  I want to acknowledge and thank you all for your role in enabling the success of our newest graduates – it is ours to share collectively.  Thank-you.

Another noteworthy success is the official approval received from CACMS this week regarding our Action Plan, as submitted in April 2014.  We continue to prepare for our limited survey visit from the accreditors, scheduled for May 19-20, 2015.  Our focus now is to carry out the tasks described in the action plan, with the expectation that we demonstrate compliance.  We still have much work to do to permanently resolve our accreditation challenges, and we know we’re on the right path, so let’s keep going.   I want to have our probationary status lifted in fall 2015.  As always, full details on our accreditation status are available at www.medicine.usask.ca/academic-units/support-units/communications/news/accreditation-information.html

The College of Medicine – our College of Medicine – belongs to all of us – students, residents, staff, researchers, all faculty members.   If we are working together, with each other, we will continue to see much future success.   I am around most of the summer and always interested in hearing from you so please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Enjoy the beautiful Saskatchewan summer now that the Maritime weather that followed me is gone!!

Sincerely,
Preston

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