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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100 year flood...Say What!?

Woodley, Kristine; 2014. The floods of 2013 brought about many emotions for all of those affected. As a second year family medicine resident, thrilled to be saying ‘its my...


    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...


      An interesting patient

      Carriere, Christopher; 2014. I was working a hospitalist shift, in southern Alberta, when I met an interesting patient I was sent to admit. He was wiry, and tall, and I imagined him a..



        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...


          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...


            CFPC narratives in family medicine

            Williams, Paula; 2014. Over the last fifteen years, my practice has become focussed on chronic pain management. I have been irresistibly drawn to these intensely...


              Connective Tissues

              Touchburn, André; 2013. "Esteemed colleagues, could I please ask for your attention?” Immediately, the physicians gathered around the banquet table fell silent…


                Exodus. Why I limited my scope of practice

                Manca, Donna P; 2007. The millennium brought many changes for family physicians, including, in my case, a decision to...


                Finding love in an unlikely place

                Kerr, Jonathan; 2014. The smell of coffee fills the cramped kitchen. I settle into a firm wooden chair, banging my knees off the bottom of the table. Fading in colour, the table is covered with...


                  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...

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