First Five Years

The First Five Years in Family Practice Committee has compiled the following resources to assist you with starting up your family practice. Feel free to contact us with your questions, suggestions, and comments at:

Are you tech savvy with an interest in evolving technologies?

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is looking for early career physicians to participate in a working group to review next generation IT solutions for day-to-day practice activities, and devise tips and tricks for easy navigation of the CFPC website. Three to five hours per month is the expected time commitment for a three month period. 

The benefits of participation are:

  • Activity eligible Mainpro credits
  • Providing suggestions for future IT enhancements for the College website
  • Increasing member satisfaction regarding the College’s website that will enhance a colleagues experience
  • Increasing awareness of technologies

If you are interested or would like further information, please email by May 30, 2014.

Your CFPC membership

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The Patient’s Medical Home

The Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) is a vision presented by the CFPC for the future of family practice in Canada. The PMH reflects and responds to the changing needs of populations in Canada. It also reinforces the physician–patient relationship and the importance of the Four Principles of Family Medicine.

Check out the PMH Best Advice Tools and Primary Care Toolkit for Family Physicians or PMH webpage for more details.

Who We Are:


Dr. Scott MacLean – Chair


Dr. Kevin Garneau-Begin, BC
Dr. Ainslie Mihalchuk, MB
Dr. Nermine Gorguy, ON
Dr. Isabelle Hébert, QC
Dr. Colette Dawson, NL
Dr. Aisling Campbell – Section of Residents Representative

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff

Dr. Jamie Meuser, Associate Executive Director and Director, Continuing Professional Development
Susan Clarke, Director, Membership and Professional Affairs
Carol Costa, Membership & Professional Affairs Manager

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