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Executive Director’s Message: May 2022 – World Family Doctor Day

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These past two years have shown that, throughout a pandemic, amid political stresses, burnout, and endless challenges, family doctors have and continue to show up, providing support and care for their patients. You continue to dig in every day as you lead with compassion, resilience, and enthusiasm in the face of adversity.


With World Family Doctor Day fast approaching, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you on behalf of the ACFP and reshare with you our Heart of Family Medicine Gratitude video. This video is comprised of just a few of the Family Docs Rock patient stories we have heard throughout the years of running our Family Docs Rock campaign, and more recently our Heart of Family Medicine campaign. We hope that this short compilation helps you realize just how many lives you touch every day in your practice and over the course of your career. Big or small, the work you are doing as a family physician makes a difference.


This year’s World Family Doctor Day theme is Family Doctors, Always There to Care. This theme perfectly encompasses the unique role of the family physician; often in patients lives from birth to old age, through celebration and tragedy, always there to care. Throughout the month of May, we have been celebrating World Family Doctor Day and tomorrow, we would love for you to join us! For posters, graphics, social media messages, and more, visit Help us show the world how positive, inspiring, and compelling being a family doctor really is.

We thank you again for all you do and from the bottom of our hearts, we wish you a happy World Family Doctor Day!


Terri Potter
Executive Director
Alberta College of Family Physicians

Watch the Heart of Family Medicine Gratitude Video

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