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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Testing my oath: a personal reflection of injustice and forgiveness.

Ravalia, Mohamed; 2015. The sound of the beeper silenced the large group seated around the luncheon table.


    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.


      How to Learn Completely

      Coll, Neasa; 2014. I’m wearing my regular off-duty uniform of scuffed leather ankle boots, jeans that haven’t seen the inside of a washing machine in weeks, a fluorescent orange hoodie that...



        Bhayana, Bhooma; 2014. Ayesha is not her real name. It is a generic name for women from her part of the world. Hers might even be a generic story. Certainly, when I open the pages of the...


          The Gift (Tim Troughton)

          Troughton, Tim St John; 2014. She trundled into the consulting room, the soulful brown eyes, the jaded coloured garments and the ambience of sadness and loss. Her little daughter was...



            Alammadi, Rana; 2014. This is a story that happened 18 years ago, during my residency training in the family medicine program at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal...


              Life Becomes Him

              Newcombe, Meghan; 2014. Lady Minto Hospital is a very special place. Situated just off Upper Ganges road on the way out of town, the building and its staff reflect the innovation and spirit that makes Salt...


                The Weight of a Soldier’s Story

                Doko, Magbule; 2014. I just got back two weeks ago. I’m glad to be home again. But it was hard Doc. You don’t wanna know. Why should you have those images in your head too? I thought I could handle it, but look...


                  C’était Mariam

                  Boudreau, Marie-Hélène; 2014. Quand j’ai rencontré Mariam pour la première fois, elle avait exactement mon âge. Réfugiée irakienne, elle avait fui la guerre pour s’établir en...


                    A Rural Return

                    Wasko, Kevin; 2014. Eastend, Saskatchewan, a quaint and idyllic community nestled in a valley of rolling hills at the east end of the Cypress Hills of Southwest Saskatchewan, is...

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