Welcome Class of 2021

Congratulations! We are so excited that you will be joining the College of Medicine as the Class of 2021! We cannot wait to meet all of you. In the mean time, here is some information on important dates, what you need to do over the summer, and what to expect on your first week. Please check back every once in a while to see if there are any new updates – this page is being updated as more information becomes available.

What you need to do over the summer:

Follow the instructions sent out by the College of Medicine. Get everything done as early as possible! It will make your transition into medicine so much easier, trust us.

Important dates and information

Date Action
August 9-11 Orientation
August 14-18 First week of classes and Welcome Week
August 19 Healthcare Classic
August 24 Nominations for Round A of SMSS Elections (Class Rep) due
August 25-27 One Health Conference
August 30 Nominations for Round B of SMSS Elections (Various) due
September 29 White Coat Ceremony


Orientation is where you will be meeting your classmates and getting important information about the upcoming year from faculty, the SMSS, and other organizations. The days are fully packed and run from 8:30-4:30 all three days. The evenings are yours to do what you want, but the daytime activities are mandatory.

First week of classes and Welcome Week 

Make sure you don’t plan ANYTHING for this week. From 8:30-4:30 you will be in class, and afterwards there are activities planned for you by your fellow students every afternoon/evening. These activities are lots of fun and a great way for you to get to know your fellow Class of 2021ers, but also give you an opportunity to get to know the upper years. You don’t want to miss any of it! You will get more details later in the summer. For more information, go to: http://www.saskmedstudents.com/welcomeweek/

Healthcare Classic

This is a slo-pitch tournament you won’t want to miss. It may seem tough to get up for an early morning and physical activity after a rather intense first week, but it’s a ton of fun and well worth it. Sign-up for teams will be sent out later in the summer, but we will make teams for you guys so don’t worry about finding classmates to form a team. The tournament is for everyone, so people with no slow-pitch skills are very much encouraged to come out and play too! It’s also a great opportunity to meet your new classmates and some upper-years too! For more information or to register, go to: http://www.saskmedstudents.com/smss-events/hcc/

One Health Conference 

At the One Health Leadership Experience workshop, you will learn about the impact humans, animals, and the environment have on each other’s health. You will hear from a lot of well respected speakers, and get to know students from other colleges. It’s a great experience, and it’s free for students! For more information or to register, go to: http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/ohle/

Nominations for Year 1 Class Representatives and SMSS Elections

It may seem really early to start thinking about this, but elections for these positions are just around the corner once school starts. Nominations and elections for the position happen the 2nd week of school. Class reps are integral to the functioning of the class as they act as the voice of the students when it comes to talking to admin and other faculty. It’s a lot of responsibility, but it’s an amazing way to get involved. There are also a number of SMSS positions available to first years. You will be getting an introduction to what all these positions are, but start thinking about what kind of leadership role you want to have in the College of Medicine and how you want to get involved to make the most out of your upcoming year. For more information, go to: http://www.saskmedstudents.com/smss-position-info-page/

White Coat Ceremony 

This is your official induction into the College of Medicine. It’s a really exciting and special event and we encourage you get invite friends and family. Seriously. You have no limit on number of guests. For more information, go to: http://www.saskmedstudents.com/wcc2021/


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