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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100 year flood...Say What!?

Woodley, Kristine; 2014. The floods of 2013 brought about many emotions for all of those affected. As a second year family medicine resident, thrilled to be saying ‘its my...

2014

    11/11

    Cuberovic, Nick; 2014. Late internship. I was ready to throw in the towel after years of adversity. The hallway clock above the ICU door showed eleven minutes before the...

    2014

      9 Months in Pincher – Blew Me Away

      Withrana, Dinesh; 2012. I spent 9 months of my clerkship in Pincher Creek, Alberta, completing mandatory rotations in...

      2012

        A Beautiful Gift

        Francis, George; 2012. My favourite part about paediatric rotations is being present at deliveries. Most deliveries are a...

        2012

          A Family Doctor: Is that the worst or the best that you can be?

          Cheng, Michelle; I rejected a job offer at a successful e-commerce company when I was accepted to medical school. While I...

          2008

            A Patient Experience From A Physician’s Perspective - Why Narrative Is Essential In Medicine

            Dash, Megan; 2012. During my first night in the hospital I looked around the ER. I was sitting in a hospital gown with an IV running what felt like...

            2012

              A Sin, A Crime, An Occupational Hazard

              Joshi, Sapna; 2015. The phone call came as I was going through my routine “condoms, condoms, condoms” talk for a patient who was busy swallowing azithromycin pills for chlamydia.

              2015

                A story of pain, success and hope

                Phimister, Wayne; 2014. My story began in 4th year medical school when I opted to write my Clinical Medicine essay on Pain Management. I studied the Analgesic Ladder and wrote...

                2014

                  A transformational journey

                  Lee, Joseph; 2008. Classes had just started. Two days into the Master of Clinical Science in Family Medicine program I was already in a...

                  2008

                  A Week in Wollaston

                  Kapur, Ankit; 2015. My sleep was rudely awoke by a robotic voice screaking throughout the cabin of our small plane; “PULL UP, PULL UP, TERRAIN, TERRAIN”. As a medical resident, working in the north, my training had ingrained in me a reflex response to all sudden and shocking situations, and so I instinctually applied it; like a well-used mantra I repeated to myself, “Stay calm, assess the situation – whatever you don’t appear panicked”.

                  2015
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