Canadian Family Physician

(Next Issue December 12th)

In the October issue of Canadian Family Physician

This month’s cover is by fourth-year medical student Yipeng Ge. For Ge, our emotions are sometimes spectacular bursts of colour, happiness, and joy, and are other times gloomy, melancholy, and unwanted. Experiencing an array of feelings makes us full, content, and who we are. It is one of a pair of paintings he keeps to remind himself that he is always changing and growing and that emotions are like clouds in the sky that come and go. For some experiencing the darker emotions, however, the clouds don’t go. Physicians die by suicide at a higher rate than the general public, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among residents, yet there is a paucity of Canadian data on suicidal ideation in residency. A commentary and research in the October issue begin to explore this gap by examining suicidal ideation among residents at the University of British Columbia.

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The Journal

Canadian Family Physician (CFP), a peer-reviewed medical journal, is the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Our mission is to ensure that practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers are informed on current issues and in touch with the latest thinking in the discipline of family medicine; to serve family physicians in all types of practice in every part of Canada in both official languages; to advance the continuing development of family medicine as a discipline; and to contribute to the ongoing improvement of patient care.

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CFP believes in making the intellectual property created by our authors, editors, reviewers and designers available to as many people as possible, in as many formats as possible.

Our core product, of course, is the print edition of CFP, which is distributed monthly to all members of the CFPC and to paid subscribers. It focuses on commentaries and hands-on, how-to articles such as clinical reviews, case reports, critical appraisals, as well as regular features such as Child Health Update, Tools for Practice and Art of Family Medicine. Research articles also frequently appear in the print edition.

All of this content is also published online at, along with considerable web exclusive content, including ancillary materials in our “CFPlus” feature and full-length research articles. All of these articles are placed on the international record in PubMed and available in full text at PubMed Central.

In addition, we now publish a digital edition (called eCFP) that includes all the articles in both the print and online editions. It is e-mailed to all members every month. Also available in digital format are a French edition and a Research edition.

We also have CFP Mainpro+®, a service that allows members to use selected journal content to earn Mainpro+ certified credits.

In addition, one of the most popular features of the print edition – the careers and locums ad section – is also available online in a searchable format.

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