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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More than a job. Facing difficult realities in northern Canada.

Minorgan, Stephanie; 2007. I still clearly remember one of my first visits as a family physician to a small Native* community in northern...


Naissance inuite

Auclair, Geneviève; 2014. Par une douce nuit de novembre, Alice a donné naissance à sa fille cadette à l’hôpital de Puvirnituq, tout près de la baie d’Hudson...


    Northern Exposure

    O’Sullivan, Rory; 2012. It used to bother me, the local doctor said, and as she shuffled her feet the snow crunched underfoot.


      Painting a Canvas in Rural Canada

      Humber, Nancy; 2014. Starting my rural medical career was like putting fresh paint on a canvas. I had learned many brush strokes and color theories - now to...


        Promouvoir la santé par l’exemple

        Thériault, Luce; 2013. Selon les dernières données de Statistique Canada, le Nouveau-Brunswick affiche un des taux d’obésité les plus élevés...



          Naylor, Nancy; 2013. I came to this world too early—a premie—screaming, skinny, unable to feed. I become the smallest in my family, the smallest in my...


            Ruminations on a Floating Cow

            Hagens, John; 2014. `There’s was a cow in my neighbour’s yard Dr. John - a whole wide-eyed frickin’ cow! - just right up and floated there while I was...


              Saturday Night at St. Mary’s

              Joshi, Sapna; 2015. You know the drill. When you are fresh out of training as a family doctor, and your teachers offer you a job in ER, you take the shifts that no one else wants and are grateful for the privilege. In 1976, permanent Saturday nights were all mine at St. Mary’s in Montreal.


                She Didn't Fall

                Caldwell, Paul; 2014. She has a fractured hip – I’m sure of it. She’s lying on the floor in her bedroom, face up, arms out at her sides, fingers clawing at...


                  Some Wonderful Day

                  Hughes, Carol; 2009. My four children bounced into the kitchen from different directions as I dropped groceries and mail onto the counter. “Hey guys, any more...

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