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 CFPC Research and Education Foundation.

Please contribute your stories and historical narrative accounts of Canadian family medicine.

Rest in peace 
Story of the Month:
If I didn't tell mommy 
by Ahmed Shajan

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100 year flood...Say What!?

Woodley, Kristine; 2014. The floods of 2013 brought about many emotions for all of those affected. As a second year family medicine resident, thrilled to be saying ‘its my...

2014

    10D

    Cusack, Erin; 2014. the pictures ... almost break me ... happy days ... birthday parties ... kids smiling in colorful t-shirts ... the little girls I didn’t know she had ... life being lived ... she’s only twenty-six ...  

    2014

      19h45

      Gagne, Mirika; 2012. Ce soir, pour la première fois, j’ai constaté la mort. Pas la mort...

      2012

        25 ans en quelques mots

        Brisson, Michel; 2013. Le désir de transmettre la vie, de se prolonger dans une descendance devient une évidence, une certitude...

        2013

          28 Hour Socks

          Copeland, Joseph E; 2008. I know, I know: you’re not supposed to wear your socks for 28 hours. In the polite world, in the southern world, in Vancouver or Ottawa or Montreal, you...

          2008

            43 Minutes

            Ching, Jody; 2012. While on general hospital call one evening, I was asked to lay eyes on an elderly lady who was in particularly bad shape. She had just…

            2012

            9 Months in Pincher – Blew Me Away

            Withrana, Dinesh; 2012. I spent 9 months of my clerkship in Pincher Creek, Alberta, completing mandatory rotations in...

            2012

              90 is the new 30

              Lipari, Steven; 2010. The case seemed straightforward: a man broke his right ankle after a skydiving jump. He had...

              2010

                A Beautiful Gift

                Francis, George; 2012. My favourite part about paediatric rotations is being present at deliveries. Most deliveries are a...

                2012

                  A Better Me

                  Saveland, Christine; 2013. Prior to starting maternity leave from my Family Medicine residency, I had parenting all figured out. When on my…

                  2013
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