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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You're in charge, Doc

Allen, Richard E; 2003. I heard the ambulance sirens from my home. For a moment I considered going to the...


You started off as my doctor

Maheswaran, Charuka; 2013. “You started off as my doctor, now you are my friend.” he said to me. “That makes it very…


    You die in the way that you live: reflections on being mean and unhappy right to the bitter end

    Wallace, Rebecca; 2013. Ruth is a bit of an infamous patient in our family practice. She has been receiving...


      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...


      Words Mean So Little When Someone Means So Much

      Nguyen, Nina; 2014. That morning, I did not know if my heart was racing because a car nearly hit me when I crossed University Avenue on a red light, or because it was...


        Wisteria [translation]

        Laplante, Patrice; 2012. I had been told; I had read as much and I didn't quite believe it. Yet the wisteria ended up gaining the upper hand and irreversibly...


        Winnie's expectations

        Edworthy, John; 2008. My story starts on a regular day in my office. Before starting to see patients I was going through my mail and phone messages. Right on top was...


          Why are you here to see the doctor today?

          Doko, Magbule; 2010. Knock, knock. Take a breath. Hand on the knob. Meet and greet. Then comes the line: “So, why are you here to see the doctor today?” Behind every door...


          When things go wrong

          Campbell, John; 2005. As family medicine residents practising both within our discipline and on off-service rotations, we all have the opportunity to experience the...


          When I knew

          Varley, Talia; 2014. I always worried that medicine would be far too exciting for my blood – emergent clinical cases requiring split-second decision making, operating rooms involving death-defying...

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