The doctors of tomorrow, today.

The Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Saskatchewan (PAIRS) is the official voice of resident doctors training in Saskatchewan. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, PAIRS advocates for residency training and education in the province, and is the official bargaining association for the resident collective agreement.
Residents bring fresh ideas to the health care system based on their current training and front line experience. In most major hospitals, a resident is the first physician a patient encounters when seeking care and often the last face the patient sees on discharge. PAIRS members are post-graduate residents doctors training for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in one of their recognized specialty or sub-specialty programs.

Welcome to PAIRS!

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A warm welcome to all our new residents!

We hope you are enjoying your first day!  As mentioned this morning, please consult the PAIRS Orientation Newsletter for important information by clicking here.


You may also be interested in the PGME Resident Handbook, found here.


And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter ( and/or to like us on Facebook to be entered in a draw for a Starbucks card!  Deadline is Sunday, July 10th at midnight.  Good luck!




Congratulations to the 2016 PAIRS Excellence in Teaching Award Winners!

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Each year, residents have the opportunity to nominate individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skill in delivering resident education.  Nominees are judged on a number of criteria, including their quality of teaching, patient care, teaching initiatives and originality, and their attention to residents’ personal and professional development.

The 2016 Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s winners:

Dr. Gordie Kaban, General Surgery, RGH

Dr. Laura Marshall, Family Medicine, La Ronge

Dr. Hassan Masri, CTU/ICU, RUH

Dr. John Shaw, General Surgery, RUH


Congratulations to all the recipients!



Residents, join us for trivia night!

As part of National Resident Wellness Week, please join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition!

PAIRS is sponsoring a Trivia Night on Thursday, May 26 at Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Avenue).  This social event is for PAIRS members and their spouses, and will feature free appetizers and refreshments, along with organized rounds of trivia. Teams of four will compete for prizes and trivia supremacy!

Please enter your four-member team by contacting our office.

Doors open: 6:30 pm (back room of Amigo’s)
Trivia begins: 7:30 pm sharp until 9 pm

See you there!



Congratulations to Matthew Nicholson!

Congratulations to Matthew Nicholson!

Matthew was selected as the Resident Doctors of Canada Board Member for Saskatchewan by the PAIRS members who voted in yesterday’s election.  He will begin his term in June.


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RDoC Board Member for Saskatchewan Election

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Vote for the RDoC Board Member for Saskatchewan on Wednesday, April 27th from 0000 hrs to 2359 hrs

Please participate in the online election to choose the 2016-2017 RDoC Representative on April 27th.

There are four candidates for this position:  Daniel Altman, Eddie LiuMatthew Nicholson and Ankit Kapur.  Click on their names to read their biographies.

We will send full instructions via email. Watch your inbox tonight!



PAIRS Presidential Election Tuesday, March 22

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Vote for the Incoming PAIRS President on Tuesday, March 22 from 0000 hrs to 2359 hrs

Please participate in the online election to choose the 2016-2017 PAIRS President on Tuesday, March 22.

To date, we have one candidate:  Jonathan Dean.  Check out his biography here.

We will send full instructions via email. Watch your inbox in the coming days!




It’s Resident Awareness Week!

PAIRS is proud of the important role Resident Doctors contribute to Saskatchewan’s healthcare system!

Residents work under supervision of staff physicians for two to six years of further training in our specialty of choice. Our role is to assess patients, write prescriptions, perform procedures, and work with the rest of the healthcare team to make treatment decisions. Any time you or your loved ones are seen in a health clinic, assessed in the emergency room, or admitted to a hospital ward, you are likely to be assessed by at least one of the 443 Resident Doctors in Saskatchewan. We provide a significant portion of the around-the-clock hospital and on-call coverage for acute care in Saskatchewan. Outside of our clinical duties, many residents work to improve the healthcare system through advocacy and leadership involvements in provincial and national organizations.