Postgraduate Medical Education Office (U of S), in collaboration with the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training - Seeking Study Participants!

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The Postgraduate Medical Education office at the University of Saskatchewan, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, invite you to participate in the following: 

Project on exploring International Medical Graduate (IMG) Routes to Unsupervised Clinical Practice in Saskatchewan 

The purpose of this project is to improve options for non-licensable IMGs’ educational programming, including supports for transition to SIPPA or medical residency, and to explore ways to improve physician retention in Saskatchewan. Your perspectives and insights as an international medical graduate living in Saskatchewan are extremely valuable for informing this project. 
        We are seeking participants who are not currently involved in any IMG support program (e.g., SIPPA, CME) and have not started residency or independent practice. 
As a participant, you will be asked to complete two activities: 
- To fill out an online survey which will take approximately 5 minutes. 
- To participate in a virtual interview (Zoom).  Interviews should take approximately 30 minutes. 
*Please note, once you have signed up for the study, the brief online survey will take place just prior to the interview session. 

For compensation of your time and to thank you for your contribution, you will be offered a gift card to a vendor of your choice (Starbucks or Tim Hortons).  
Participation in this study is voluntary, and you can decide not to participate at any time or choose not to answer any questions you don’t feel comfortable with. Participating (or not) will have no effect on your position, how you will be treated, access to services (e.g., support programming and education), or employment. All findings will be presented in an anonymized fashion. 

To volunteer for this study please select an interview time here: participate/id/e5QW3PZe 
Please note that there are a limited number of interview times available, and they will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Please select only ONE time. 

​For more information about this study, please contact: 
Loni Desanghere 
[email protected] 
This study has been approved by the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Research Ethics Board. 
Thank you for your consideration.