Meet some of the members of the Class of 1969

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Fifty years ago a pioneering group of physicians completed the inaugural Certification Examination in Family Medicine and were the first to earn the Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) Special Designation.

Meet some of the first CCFP recipients from 1969: 

Dr. Donald Brown, MD, CCFP, FCFP, ABFP, LMBrian Hennen, MD, MA, CCFP, FCFP, FRCGP (Hon.), LMJ. Paul Newell, MD, CCFP, FCFP, LM
Dr. Donald Brown,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dr. Brian Hennen,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Dr. J. Paul Newell,
Stratford, Ontario
Eoin Ó Dochartaigh, MD, CCFPDonald Patten, MD, CCFP, FCFP, LM Myron Semkuley, MD, CCFP, LM
Dr. Eoin Ó Dochartaigh
Galway, Ireland
Dr. Don Patten,
Ottawa, Ontario
Dr. Myron Semkuley,
Calgary, Alberta
Gerald Stewart, MD, CCFP, FCFP, LMIrving Vinger, MD, CCFP, LM Wayne Weston, MD, CCFP, FCFP, LM
Dr. Gerald Stewart,
Kelowna, British Columbia
Dr. Irving Vinger,
Delray Beach, Florida
Dr. Wayne Weston,
London, Ontario

We also fondly remember the members of the class of 1969 who passed away before the 50th anniversary:
  • Dr. Harvey Black, Priddis, Alberta
  • Dr. Peter Hopkins, Toronto, Ontario
  • Dr. Pierre Houle, Trois Rivières, Québec
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