The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine has an extra work load right now, with a site visit scheduled this fall for accreditation.
Dean of the College, Preston Smith, says all medical colleges receive these reviews every 8 years.
It may seem sooner here because there was a site visit in 2013 which was about two-thirds of the way through the usual cycle, when the College was put on probation.
That probation was rescinded in October of 2015.
“At that time, we were dealing with 13 elements that were in trouble at the time of the visit in 2013,” said Smith. “We fixed all of those. But now we are looking at 95 elements from scratch.”
There are 12 standards the college has to follow, subdivided into 95 elements.
Two accreditors were hired to do a mock visit and the college is now looking at their suggestions for improvements.
Smith says there is lots of work ahead, but it is all going according to plan.