Stories In Family Medicine

Stories in family medicine    Welcome! These are our stories about the meaning of being a family physician, and the contributions of family medicine and family physicians to the history of medicine, health care and life in Canada. Supported by AMS and the CFPC Research and Education Foundation.

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Welcome to our home, doctor

Allen, Richard E; 2003. I left the office Tuesday afternoon and drove out to the country. As usual, I...


Working the inner-city trenches

Melnitzer, Melissa Dawn; 2003. It is 11 months into the job. I wake up and feel that I cannot go to work—but...


A prayer for deliverance. Life in rural family practice.

Bingham, J. Lee; 2004. Mrs N, who was heavy with child, arrived with four other children and a reluctant...


Medicine in India. Sarita's story.

Goghari, Mala M.; 2007. After my first year of medical school, I did an elective in India. It was...


Stories in family practice. Part 1: Living the principles of family medicine.

Gutkin, Cal; 2006. Few who attended will ever forget the keynote session at Family Medicine Forum 2005 where Rob Wedel and several of his family physician colleagues shared stories of their experiences in...


The music lesson

Patey, Paul; 2007. I complete the death certificate and sign it. Then to the medical student, Lori, I say, "Let's...


    The cry

    Patey, Paul; 2007. When the motorcycle struck the immovable object the young man rose majestically from the back seat and flew gently through the black night air. His impact with the...


      The person inside

      Organek, Andrew J; 2007. As medical students, we are suddenly dropped into hospitals with heavy expectations and constant...


      Home visiting

      Pavilanis, Alain; 2007. One particular patient really stands out in my memory, Mrs Smith. She was one of the first...



        Patey, Paul; 2007. The elderly in Newfoundland outports are often known and referred to as "aunt" or "uncle" by the entire community, not...

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