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.

Nominees for PAIRS Board of Directors

As nominations come in for the Board of Directors election, you can find them here. Please nominate yourself or someone else who is interested by emailing

Vice President (1 position)


Secretary Treasurer (1 position)

  • Guillaume Leclair, Pediatrics, PGY2

Member at Large (3 positions)

  • Guillaume Leclair, Pediatrics, PGY2
  • Sheev Dattani, General Surgery, PGY4
  • Neil Kalra, Diagnostic Radiology, PGY2

PGMEC Reps (2 positions)

  • Paige Drever, Obstetrics and Gynecology, PGY3
  • Sheev Dattani, General Surgery, PGY4

Faculty Council Reps (4 positions)


SMA Reps (2 positions)

  • Neil Kalra, Diagnostic Radiology, PGY2
  • Sheev Dattani, General Surgery, PGY4

PGY1 Rep (1 position)


Wellness Reps (2 positions)


saskdocs Rep (1 position)


SHR PAC Rep (1 position)

  • Sheev Dattani, General Surgery, PGY4



Nominations for Board of Directors Now Open!

PAIRS Annual General Meeting on August 13th

When: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 5:30pm

Where: SaskTel Theatre in Royal University Hospital with video conferencing to La Ronge, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Swift Current (rooms TBD)

At the AGM, the Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 academic year will be elected, voting on bylaw changes will occur and the financials will be presented.

Nominations close on Tuesday, August 11th. For full details of the nomination process and the positions currently available on the PAIRS Board of Directors click here. Please nominate yourself or someone else by emailing

We will be voting electronically using Poll Everywhere software. Please download the free Poll Everywhere app for Apple or Android to your device prior to the meeting.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by emailing no later than Friday, August 7th.



Winners of PAIRS Teaching Excellence Award

And the winners are…

2015 Winners of the Excellence in Teaching Award

PAIRS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Residents nominated 13 teachers this year, and the committee has chosen 7 winners who best exemplified the key attributes of quality of teaching, interest and rapport in teaching residents, positive role modeling, enthusiasm and commitment to the teaching of residents.

This year’s recipients of the PAIRS Excellence in Teaching Award are:

  • Dr. Nadim Lalani, Emergency Medicine, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Duane Lichtenwald, Dermatology, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Jose Lopez, Cardiology, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Almereau Prollius, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Bonnie Richardson, Internal Medicine, Regina
  • Dr. François Roussouw, Emergency Medicine, Prince Albert
  • Dr. Eben Strydom, Family Medicine, Melfort

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for your dedication to excellence!



Resident Wellness Day 2015

Join us Thursday, May 21st at 5:00 pm to celebrate and learn more about Resident Wellness.

Please check your inbox for your event invitation sent via Event Brite to RSVP.

Saskatoon: HS 1130, Regina: LC Conference Room, PA: Victoria Hospital Room 418, Swift Current: CRH Education, Moose Jaw: FM Room



Important Info! Capacity Limits for MCCQE Part II

Capacity Limits for the Fall 2015 MCCQE Part II are being introduced. When registration for the fall session opens in May 2015, candidates will be able to register until the limit for their group is reached, after which point, candidates will be able to request to be added to a pre-registration list for the next session. Those on the pre-registration list will be provided the option of registering for the Spring 2016 MCCQE Part II before general registration opens.

For further information explaining why capacity limits are being introduced, how the caps will be applied and application information, please view the FAQ on the MCC website.

For more information on the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II, click here.



PAIRS President-Elect 2015-2016

Amanda Kleisinger

Amanda Kleisinger

Thank you to everyone who voted! The results are in and Amanda Kleisinger is the new President-Elect. She will officially take office as PAIRS President at our AGM in August 2015.

Nominations are Open for the Position of PAIRS President 2015-2016

Submit your nomination to the PAIRS Office by emailing .  Nominations are open until 11:59pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015.


PAIRS President Job Description

The President of PAIRS shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The President of the Association (or his/her designate) shall be Chairman of meetings and shall not vote except to decide in the case of a tie decision by the Directors. The President is in charge of the general management, supervision of the affairs and operation of PAIRS, and ongoing communication with the Executive Director. The President shall notify the Executive Director if they are unavailable through pager – i.e. off pager, in a different location or on holidays. The President shall be a signing officer of the Corporation. The President shall be expected to assume certain tasks and projects as may come up from time to time, attend any local or provincial committee meetings as directed by the Executive, and provide timely reports on such meetings to the Board of Directors. The President shall approve all Board Agendas. The President shall be responsible for communications with the media.


Please contact us at 306-655-2134 or if you have any questions.