Family Medicine

Mission Statement

“To guide the next generation of family doctors into practice.”

Who We Are:
  • University and community practitioners

What We Value:
  • The four principles of family medicine:
  1. The family physician is a skilled clinician.
  2. Family medicine is a community-based discipline.
  3. The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population.
  4. The patient-doctor relationship is central to the role of the family physician.
  • Evidence based practice
  • Rural skills emphasis
  • Partnerships with allied health professionals and other medical disciplines
  • Community and practice leadership

What We Do:
  • Practice in a wide variety of settings
  • Research family medicine attitudes, skills, and knowledge
  • Educate health professionals at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Promote Family Medicine locally, provincially, and nationally