Celebrating the Arts in the Physician’s Life: Feel the power of story!

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Thursday, November 7th 3:15–5:30 pm, Humanities Theatre


Stories offer insight, understanding, and new perspectives. They educate us and they feed our imaginations
Dr Mimi Divinsky, writing in Canadian Family Physician (2007;53:203-204)

Dr Divinsky knew that we all have a story to tell, and that sharing stories could heal and connect us. She recognized narrative medicine’s potential to counter physician burnout, nurture empathy, and support patient-centred care. In turn, the AMS-Mimi Divinsky Awards for History and Narrative in Family Medicine recognize the best narrative accounts of experiences in family medicine submitted to the CFPC in a given year.

Please join us to hear our special guest speaker, Dr Sarah de Leeuw, and the 2013 recipients reading their award-winning stories!

Best English story from a family physician
“Fledgling,” by Dr Vivienne Lemos
Toronto, ON

Best French story from a family physician
“Merci Papa,” by Dr Catherine Hudon
Chicoutimi, QC

Best story from a medical student or medical resident
“Little Things Matter,” by Dr Alexander Kmet
Calgary, AB