DOCTALK 2021 - Volume 8 Issue 3   Download full issue (PDF format)

 From the President & Registrar  


October 2021
Securing the Future of Medical Practice
A Call to Challenge Resident/Student Learners

By: Dr. Olawale Franklin Igbekoyi, Council President

The future of medical practice is in the hands of our resident and student learners. That future starts now, and whatever it will be will depend mainly on the attitude, skills, innovation, and resilience of today’s residents, students, and physicians undergoing assessment for licensure in Saskatchewan

  October 2021
Caring People Changing the Impact of COVID-19 

By: Dr. Karen Shaw, CPSS Registrar and CEO

It is an understatement to say that COVID-19 has affected us. COVID-19 has disrupted every thread of the fabric of our lives, both personally and professionally in how we live, work, play and literally breathe.  Here are the things we've accomplished to make things better, and what we can keep doing to make it through.  READ MORE

Addressing Quality of Care
October 2021
By Dr. Werner Oberholzer, Deputy Registrar

Treating Family Members?  You might want to think twice...

Physicians providing services to members of their own family unit should know that when a billing is received by MSB, it is assumed that such a service has been delivered; in some cases, this may be seen as unprofessional conduct and could be referred to discipline.


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Registration Times
October 2021
By Debra-Jane Wright, Director, Registration Services

Welcome to Renewal 2021!

If you haven’t already, you will be receiving a notice shortly to begin the Annual Renewal Cycle, both for your Licence and if applicable, your Corporation Permit.  The email notices you receive this year will include all the information you need to get started with renewal. READ MORE  

Also in this issue:
What's the scoop with Supervision?
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Practice Update
October 2021
Source: Dr. Don McIntosh, ACMI Chair, DIQA Program

Performance of Breast Ultrasound in Saskatchewan

The ACMI has two recommendations for community-based ultrasound clinics on conditions for performance of breast ultrasound.  READ MORE


Also in this issue:
Practice Tools
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 Saskatchewan Physician Leaders    Senior Life Designation

October 2021

The candidate roster is in, deliberations are under way, and in November, Council will be awarding the prestigious Dr. Dennis A. Kendel Distinguished Service Award to the most deserving recipient for 2021.  Look for all the details in the next issue of DocTalk!

Didn’t get your nomination in? 
We are now accepting nominations for 2022!

Click here for a nomination package.


October 2021


Have you been licensed on a form of postgraduate licensure in Saskatchewan for 40 years or more?

You may be eligible for SENIOR LIFE DESIGNATION!

Click here for more details



DocTalk Volume 8, Issue 3

 2021- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan


Dr. Brian Brownbridge
Joanna Alexander (Public)
Dr. Franklin Igbekoyi (Ad hoc)

Dr. Karen Shaw (Ad hoc)
Dr. Werner Oberholzer
Caro Gareau
Alyssa Van Der Woude

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Caro Gareau

Caro Gareau
Dr. Werner Oberholzer
Sheila Torrance
Dr. Brian Brownbridge
Joanna Alexander
Alyssa Van Der Woude
Sue Waddington

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