Important Updates

Therapeutic Decision Making Examination Update

A pass standing on the TDM examination is required for an applicant to be eligible for selection to the SIPPA program (Orientation to Family Practice in Saskatchewan and Clinical Field Assessment). Eligible applicants who have successfully completed the saskdocs pre-screen will be invited to sit the TDM examination.

Applicants to SIPPA should be aware that it is a competitive process and that achieving a pass standing on the TDM examination does not guarantee selection for the SIPPA program. All applicants to SIPPA must meet eligibility requirements as set out by saskdocs and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

All applicants who sit the 2020 NAC PRA Therapeutic Decision Making (TDM) Examination will pay a fee of $1395.

Effective January 1, 2020, all applicants who sit the NAC PRA Examination will pay a fee of $1945.

All other associated costs (travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the physician applicant writing the examination.

Candidates who withdraw more than 30 days prior to the exam date will receive a partial refund of the full exam fee minus $400. 

Candidates who withdraw less than 30 days of the exam date, will forfeit the full exam fee. 

All fees will be forfeited if:

  • you did not withdraw before the withdrawal deadline date, or
  • you are absent on the day of the exam
Transfer of registration or fees to a future TDM examination date is not permitted. Should you choose to withdraw, you must receive an invitation for a future examination.

CASPer Examination Information

Completion of the CASPer exam is required for an applicant to be eligible for selection to the SIPPA program. Physicians who have successfully completed the saskdocs pre-screen will be invited to sit the CASPer examination. The CASPer score will be used as an adjunct to the interview process and will not be used to determine who is selected for an interview. The examination is completed online and applicants can register up to three (3) days in advance of the examination. An invitation that includes detailed information will be forwarded to applicants prior to the examination.