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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Don’t Give Up on Your Dream

Dodds, Mark; 2010. Did you know…? Each year there are approximately 11, 000 applications to medical schools in Canada. Only 1 in 5 applicants will be accepted. Where...



    Fairman-Wright, M; 2010. I should have been prepared, my receptionist had told me the day before that she was coming in but as always the day was busy, and I didn’t realize until I...


      The Hospital Rotation

      Juery, Pierre; 2010. Here we go again, the first day of my yearly hospital rotation as a staffman, supervising the residents on the floor. I must admit I have mixed feelings: apprehension regarding my diminishing abilities as a...


        Of Wine and Butterfly Wings

        le Roux, Antoinette; 2010.  It will not present itself in the rush of morning traffic or in the dread of late afternoon demands. It will evade you if you are not attuned and slip by unnoticed when things are simply all...


          Family Medicine in 2020. A mysterious message received by my iPhone, dated July 7 2020

          Leung, Lawrence; 2010. You don’t know me. We need help. Let me explain. I am a Family Physician in Levobridge, Ontario. I have practised since 1990 and I take care of 25,000 in this township. Complying with the World...


            De l’autre côté du rideau…

            Malherbe, Stéphanie; 2010. On dit que la médecine est un art plus qu’une science. Cela doit faire de nous les médecins, des artistes du mieux être la vie de nos patients, beau temps, mauvais temps.


              Ringer’s and Rice Water

              Moore, Simon; 2010. I think I’m ready. I’ve seen photos of rice-water diarrhea in a textbook years ago. I’ve seen photos and videos of the very clinic where we’ll be working, and I’ve even learned a few...


                Marie, ma petite Marie

                Moreau, Anne; 2010. Il y a 25 ans, alors qu’à 27 ans je revenais au travail après mon premier accouchement, j’ai eu le privilege d’assurer le suivi à domicile de Marie, jeune femme de 19 ans en phase...



                  Neimanis, Ieva; 2010. The difficult hours came, hope faded. He would not recover. His life was ending. I took his hand and spoke of walking together again, as we had three years ago, in the countryside of his...


                    My First Death: Part 2

                    Noble-Wohlgemut, Matthew; 2010. I check his pupils, as before. Blown: fixed and dilated. I glance at the clock. Spread before me, the paramedics and nurses do chest compressions, fiddle with IVs, wait. “Hold compressions”, I say. I check for...

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