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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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

    43 Minutes

    Ching, Jody; 2012. While on general hospital call one evening, I was asked to lay eyes on an elderly lady who was in particularly bad shape. She had just…

    2012

    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 Boy, a bike and Bubble

      Kljajic, George; 2015. A few years ago, I worked as a general practitioner in the suburban areas 1700km north of Vancouver, in a small Aboriginal Community called New Aiyansh.

      2015

        A Better Me

        Saveland, Christine; 2013. Prior to starting maternity leave from my Family Medicine residency, I had parenting all figured out. When on my…

        2013

          A Career in a Word

          Sargent, Randall; 2010. Duke Ellington's word is "swing."  For Hendrix it was "hip."  Obama ran on "hope." And Schweitzer chose to "give." 

          2010

            A Challenging Encounter

            Koh, Denise; 2008. “Hi there! I’m Dr. K. How can I help you?,” I asked the two women as I entered the room at the busy north end walk-in-clinic and...

            2008

              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 hard goodbye to the last first cry

                Newman, Peter R.; 2008. This year the first baby I delivered turns thirty. I delivered her in Fort Rae, Northwest Territories, where I was working with Dogrib...

                2008

                  A letter for you [translation]

                  Motheron, Christine; 2009. It was a hot July night. My last shift of the week. I had been busy all day, as I always am in...

                  2009
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