Theoretical Foundations of Family Medicine

"I can tell the impact of the course by its influence on my practice of medicine. I look at what I do and how I do it differently than before. I pause more often and ask myself questions (why did I order that? why did the patient react that way? what did I miss?). I also find that this course had confirmed what I already knew and felt - that I love family medicine. How I articulate that may be a bit different now!" -Dr. Susan Woolhouse

"I thought that sharing was very rich and gained much more than I would have on my own. I also feel the course gave me the chance to do reading in areas I would never have otherwise known to pursue - Schumacher and Polanyi are examples of this. I have grown so much personally and professionally." -Dr. Mary Johnston

Advanced Patient-Centered Medicine

"Our discussions have been profound, and the community formed as they unrolled memorable. I really feel I've explored the mysteries and metaphysical dimensions of practice somehow, in the company of trusted companions. But that I've also received a practical way to gain entry into that dimension of the work I do. So I'm grateful!" -Dr. Jeff Sisler

"The course re-affirmed for me why I chose this profession in the first place. As I shared stories, read stories and embraced the narratives, I was refreshed and found new zeal for my daily work." -Dr. Tanya Thornton


Dr. Christina Cookson, 2nd year MClSc student, shares her experience in our graduate studies program.

Dr. Gerald Koh speaks about the PhD in Family Medicine program, part of the Graduate Studies Program in  the Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University.