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 Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

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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...


    Les premières fois

    Berkane, Fazia; 2014. En tant que médecin, l'exposition à la mort est bien entendue chose courante. Après plus de six mois de résidence, j'ai du à maintes reprises...  


      My First Love

      Sit, Sze Wan; 2014. “Why do you want to become a doctor?” This is a question often asked at the entrance interviews in medical schools. Interestingly...


        When I knew

        Varley, Talia; 2014. I always worried that medicine would be far too exciting for my blood – emergent clinical cases requiring split-second decision making, operating rooms involving death-defying...


          Integrated Approach to Family Medicine Residency

          Crisp, Veronica; 2014. As a first year resident in Family Medicine, I am lucky enough to be doing my training in an integrated program, this means that I alternate between...


            A story of pain, success and hope

            Phimister, Wayne; 2014. My story began in 4th year medical school when I opted to write my Clinical Medicine essay on Pain Management. I studied the Analgesic Ladder and wrote...


              Words Mean So Little When Someone Means So Much

              Nguyen, Nina; 2014. That morning, I did not know if my heart was racing because a car nearly hit me when I crossed University Avenue on a red light, or because it was...



                Cuberovic, Nick; 2014. Late internship. I was ready to throw in the towel after years of adversity. The hallway clock above the ICU door showed eleven minutes before the...


                  Consider My Heartstrings Tugged

                  Zmudzinski, Marta; 2014. A few days ago I had one of the most moving experiences of my life while I was at my preceptor’s office. I was asked to interview a patient...


                    Beyond the Bars

                    Patrie, Mélanie; 2014. December 5th 2013. The day I lived a childhood dream. The day I visited the North Bay Jail. The jail that I...

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