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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Residency. Our cynicism. Our struggle. Our silence.

Klein, David; 2014. She wheels her diabetic-hypertensive-blanket-covered-emaciated-centenarian body into clinic on oxygen tanks, fifteen minutes late. Arthritic hands clutching a crumpled piece paper—a problem list—triaged at...


    Lessons in Teaching

    Aulakh, Amandev; 2014. The Contact Precautions sign halted us with bold lettering as we approached the patient’s room. Almost automatically, our hands...


    Kathmandu Sorrow - Or the Art of Remembering to Feel

    Lodge, Andrew; 2014. The smells sprang into my nose, even before the racket assaulted my ears. The noises were similar enough to most other...


      Failure to cope

      Rastogi, Anjali; 2014. I arrived in Sioux Lookout the night before a 30cm snow storm. While I grumbled through the grey snow in Toronto's urban sprawl, the snow here was kind...


        An Unexpected Lesson

        Goytisolo, Alex; 2014. It's Thursday and I am finishing the third week of my four-week palliative care rotation. I am starting to get...


          Tell me a story: Using narrative history with older patients

          Frank, Chris; 2013. Many physicians enjoy working with elderly patients because of the sense of connection with...


            You die in the way that you live: reflections on being mean and unhappy right to the bitter end

            Wallace, Rebecca; 2013. Ruth is a bit of an infamous patient in our family practice. She has been receiving...


              The Locum

              Menard, Matthew; 2013. The gentle amber glow of a bedside lamp held the darkness at bay, illuminating the faded handmade...


                To heal or to cure?

                Al-Imari, Lina; 2013. During my clerkship as a medical student, I rotated from one setting to another on a daily basis like I was going through...


                  Hubris inoculum

                  Cheng, Horace; 2013. Tell me about the patient you just saw. Dr. A, let me start by telling you what I think…

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