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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Dear Diary

Thompson, Jannette; 2012. Dear Diary. It feels like forever since I wrote anything down. The therapist told me to keep a journal to help me organize my mind. Because of this mess…


    Invisible Resources

    Anderson, Kelly; 2012. A darkening sky filled with falling snow, a fierce wind across my face, the whir of snowmobiles echoing in my ears, sounds muffled by…


      The Life Thread

      Meyer, Cathy; 2012. It was my first night on duty in the childrens’ hospital ER. l was in my pediatric rotation at medical school. Sirens screaming, children...


        And Then We Sang

        Atkinson, Susan; 2012. She was nearing seventy when she became my patient. One of my colleagues was retiring from...


          Still life with flowers

          Kidd, Monica; 2012. Randy called first thing Monday morning. “I can’t do it anymore.” He was worn, and his voice…


            The Balancing Act

            Khan, Tayyab; 2012. December 21, 2007 -- it was the date of my final Gross Anatomy exam, the same date when my wife, Yumna, was due to deliver our…


              The doorway

              McLeod, Joanne; 2012. Having worked for over a decade as a family physician in the areas of palliative care and oncology I have had the opportunity…


                The Little Criminal

                Cussen, Michael; 2012. As we are all aware there is more to being a doctor than just knowing the facts. What they want in medical school these days is...


                  A Coroner’s Duty

                  Aggarwal, Sandeep; 2013. My pager goes off at night, they always go at night. I let it wring a few times because we don’t really have...


                    Those Eyes

                    Buchan, Susan; 2013. Those eyes. That’s all I recognized at first. Those muddy brown eyes carefully following me into the...

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