Becoming a family physician is an incredible commitment and is not for the faint of heart, mind, or body. As you all know, the specialty of family medicine is about building long-term trusted relationships; it is about complexity, comprehensiveness, and problem solving.
We are asked to balance social, emotional, physical, and mental wellness for our patients and their families. Many of us are small business owners concerned with hiring staff and providers to our clinic teams, making payroll, renewing or establishing new lease agreements, replacing aging equipment, and creating excellent customer experience. It's a heck of a slog but it's just as rewarding.
I want to take a moment to congratulate the approximately 150 family medicine resident graduates in Alberta that have committed to their careers in this challenging and rewarding profession. The new
Family Medicine Professional Profile
just released by the CFPC describes what a family medicine resident can contribute to at the end of their education and training.