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History and Humanities in Family Medicine Committee

Welcome

The History and Humanities Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors. Its mandate is to foster greater appreciation among medical students, residents, practicing physicians, medical educators, other medical and health care professions, and all publics of the important past, present, and future roles played by family medicine and family physicians.

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Who we are

Co-chairs

Dr. Sarah deLeeuw, British Columbia

Dr. Joyce Zazulak, Ontario

Members

Dr. Michael Cussen, Nova Scotia

Dr. Richard Fleet, Quebec

Dr. Courtney Howard, Northwest Territories

Dr. Nicholas Pimlott, Ontario

Dr. Michael Roberts, Ontario

College of Family Physicians of Canada staff

Director, Education

Education Projects Coordinator

Scientific Editor, Canadian Family Physician

What we do

The History and Humanities in Family Medicine Committee:

  1. Advises and supports the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in the development, maintenance, and preservation of the history of the College and of family medicine and family practice in Canada
  2. Fosters greater appreciation among medical students, residents, practicing physicians, medical educators, other medical and health care professions, and all publics of the role of the humanities and history in family medicine, through various modalities, including the humanities stream at Family Medicine Forum
  3. Provides a resource for, and contributes to the work of, those interested in the role of humanities and history in family medicine and primary care in Canada
  4. Advocates and collaborates with provincial, national, and international health care and educational organizations to raise the awareness of the role of the humanities and history in family medicine

Stories in Family Medicine

Stories in Family Medicine is a repository where stories about Canadian family medicine are shared by family physicians, patients, and their communities. These stories deliver powerful messages about the meaning of being a family physician and about the contributions of family medicine and family physicians to the history of medicine, health care and life in Canada. There are more than 400 stories in the database.

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