SMA Roadmap Program for
Students & Family Medicine Residents

 

Events 

  • Virtual Dinner with the Docs (Family Medicine) - March 24, 2022
  • Roadmap Appreciation Night in Ottawa at SRPC Rural & Remote Conference - April 21, 2022
  • Saskatchewan Rattlers Basketball Game - June 28, 2022
  • Future events - TBD

Contests

SRPC Rural & Remote Conference - Paid Student/Resident Registration Draw 

Thank-you to everyone who entered this draw and attended the SRPC Rural & Remote conference in Ottawa, ON on April 21-23, 2022. 

Please check back next year for more chances to win a paid registration to attend the 2023 SRPC Rural & Remote conference being held on April 20-22 in Niagara Falls, ON. 

 

Roadmap Passport Contest - for Pre-Clerk Medical Students

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, the Roadmap Passport Contest has been modified from its original parameters to ensure students are able to participate for the remainder of the 2021/2022 medical school year.

With all the twists and turns of medical training, all medical learners could use a Roadmap to help them get to their destination. As part of the Roadmap Program, the Passport Contest is an exciting way to participate in opportunities that will help familiarize students with rural Saskatchewan.  These opportunities will be noted on a virtual passport and submitted to the SMA for a chance to win some great prizes. This virtual passport with contain ‘stamps’ (or participation records) that will be submitted via email prior to the program deadline.  

There are three ‘Roads of Participation’:

  1. Participate in the Roadmap Shadowing Program  
  2. Participate in Roadmap’s Rural & Regional Clinical Skills Program
  3. Participate in upcoming Roadmap Events
     

PARAMETERS

Eligibility:

  • This program is open to students enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan in Year 1 or 2 (Pre-Clerkship) of their training.

Rules:

  • Pre-clerk students will participate in one of the three ‘Roads to Participate’ offered and will keep a record of their participation.
  • Pre-clerk students will submit a virtual passport with 3 stamps or more. (proof of participating 3 times in the program).  A minimum of 1 shadowing experience is required.
  • Deadline for submission is midnight June 30, 2022.  (extended) July 31, 2022
  • Virtual passports (aka: an email containing the number of ‘stamps’ and related proof of participation) will be submitted via email to: Roadmap@sma.sk.ca

Prizes:

  • $250 per qualifying student Passport Program submission.
  • Variety of prizes (TBD) including some fun SMA branded SWAG😊

'ROADS OF PARTICIPATION'

OPTION #1: ROADMAP SHADOWING PROGRAM

Rules:

  • Participants will independently shadow a physician within a rural or regional community in Saskatchewan for a minimum of two hours or more. 
  • Participants will develop their own clinical opportunities. There is no ‘list’ supplied of preceptors offering shadowing opportunities. Participants must contact clinics/preceptors directly to request shadowing opportunities.  
  • Participants will fill out a College of Medicine (CoM) confirmation of shadowing form on their One45 accounts once shadowing is completed. This can be submitted as proof of shadowing along with your virtual passport.
  • Participants must comply with the CoM’s policy on Shadowing:
    Shadowing - College of Medicine - University of Saskatchewan (usask.ca)
  • Participation must be done outside of CoM curriculum training.
  • Participants are urged to exercise caution when travelling to and from the selected community, and consider weather conditions, other potential hazards (such as wildlife), and level of fatigue before embarking to or from a chosen site.
  • Mileage will be reimbursed at a flat rate per trip according to the distance from the community you train in (either Saskatoon or Regina) to the community you shadow in. This stipend will be payable after a qualifying virtual passport is submitted.
  • Travel Stipend Distance from Training Site*
    • $50 Up to 100 km 
    • $100 101 km to 200 km 
    • $150 201 km + 
* Based on Google Maps - ie: The distance between Rosthern and Saskatoon is 66.3km. The qualifying stipend given would be $50.00.
Eligible Communities
Rural is defined as those communities in which there are approximately 10,000 people or less Regional is defined as those communities which have populations greater than 10,000 people, excluding Saskatoon and Regina.Therefore, regional communities include:
Estevan (included due to its fluctuating populations around the 10, 000 mark), Lloydminster, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Weyburn (included due to its fluctuating populations around the 10, 000 mark), Yorkton
The following “bedroom” communities are excluded from both definitions because of their proximity to Saskatoon and Regina:
Balgonie, Clavet, Delisle, Dalmeny, Langham, Lumsden, Martensville, Pense, Pilot Butte, Warman, White City

Stamps:

  • 1 ‘stamp’ (or proof of a shadowing experience) per community.
     

OPTION #2: ROADMAP’S RURAL & REGIONAL CLINICAL SKILLS PROGRAM

Rules:

The Rural and Regional Clinical Skills Program is an incentive to provide the opportunity for pre-clerk medical students and family medicine residents to work for a weekend on call, alongside a rural or regional physician (preferably a family physician) who provides both in-patient and emergency coverage. In this way medical learners enhance their clinical skills and are introduced to rural medicine in a positive way.

  • Participants will work alongside a rural or regional physician (preferably a family physician) who provides weekend call for both in-patient and emergency coverage.
  • Participants will develop their own clinical opportunities. There is no ‘list’ supplied of preceptors offering shadowing opportunities. Participants must contact clinics/preceptors directly to request shadowing opportunities. 
  • With prior approval from the hosting physician, medical learners may shadow in pairs for this program.
  • Participants will follow the detailed parameters listed here and submit supporting documents. Funding and travel stipend associated with this program will be paid upon submission.

Rural & Regional Clinical Skills Program parameters can be found here. 

Stamps:

  • 2 ‘stamps’ (with Clinical Skills program reporting) per community.
     

OPTION #3: ROADMAP EVENTS

Rules:

  • Pre-clerk students will obtain 1 stamp for attending the following events:
    • Roadmap Appreciation Night in Ottawa at the SRPC Rural & Remote Conference - April 21, 2022.
    • Saskatchewan Rattlers Basketball game - June 28, 2022.
    • TBD – more events will be posted as they are scheduled.

Stamps:

  • 1 stamp with attendance.

 

Need more information? Email:
Roadmap@sma.sk.ca
OR
Contact Delilah Cerniuk, Coordinator - Community Experience
delilah.cerniuk@sma.sk.ca
306-657-4568