Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment Program

The Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) program is a Practice Ready Assessment (PRA) program. Introduced in 2011 as a Provincial Government and SaskHealth initiative, it is a shared program executed across the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education Department, the Saskatchewan Health Authority and saskdocs, and the CPSS, to provide a licensure pathway for internationally trained family physicians coming from systems lacking reciprocal recognition by Canadian national accrediting organizations.

The program is collaboratively run across the three key agencies as depicted below.  Click here for PDF version.

Key areas of program responsibility include:

saskdocs focusses on physician recruitment, final practice placement, and retention.

• The U of S College of Medicine is responsible for program orientation and coordinating the practice ready assessment.

• The CPSS is responsible for determining licensure eligibility, issuing licences and coordinating the post-SIPPA supervision, and summative assessment components.

• The 
Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) are engaged in areas such as access to physician assessors, supervisors and community support.

• The
selection process is supported by a Selection Committee with representatives from the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

To learn more about the program, please see the 
SIPPA website.

If you are interested in applying, please contact saskdocs at