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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Returning to residency

Aalamian, Armand; 2003. We are never going to make a surgeon out of you, the way you...


Lessons for us all. One doctor's experience with a fatal illness.

Hooker, W. Paul; 2003. Like many doctors, I have had the uncomfortable duty of informing a patient that he or she has...


My mentor, my friend.

Abdulla, Alykhan S; 2008. I have had the good fortune to meet and be influenced by many great...


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...


Just family

Giles, Sarah; 2007. You’re just doing family medicine? Is that residency really going to give you enough training to do anything useful?


Listen to thy heart, and write

Grant, I. Neil; 2007. Some time ago, I had aortic valve replacement surgery and, like anyone who goes in to hospital as a patient, I had to deal with...


It’s Tuesday so I must be in…Why I choose to act as a locum

Tepper, Joshua; 2007. Looking out the window of the 12-seat aircraft I soak in the vista of hundreds of small lakes, jagged edges of the Canadian...



    Patey, Paul; 2007. "What's a bruit?" I've posed the question to Joan, a first-year medical student with her shiny new stethoscope, gracious manner, and...


      Confidence and humility. Our challenge to develop both during residency

      Kerr, Jonathan; 2007. Confidence: self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one’s abilities. Humility: a humble...


      Down and out. How surviving postpartum depression made me a better doctor and a better person

      Bromley, Lisa A; 2007. What traits make a good physician? Not many patients would say...

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