Fonds F0041 - Department of Family Medicine fonds.

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Department of Family Medicine fonds.


  • 1979-1998 (Creation)

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1.07 of textual records

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The Division of Family Practice was formed in 1969 in the Faculty of Medicine. The name changed in 1981 to the Department of Family Practice and in 1983 it became the Department of Family Medicine.

In 2014, the Faculty of Medicine was renamed the Cumming School of Medicine.

The mission of the Department of Family Medicine is to create, refine, and promote the values, knowledge, and skills to provide exemplary family health care. The department has a Residency Program which is spread through Southern Alberta in Rural, Regional, and Local locations. It is also involved in Continuing Medical Education.

Heads of the Department of Family Medicine:
T.C. Saunders, 1969-1972 (Director); W.M. Gibson, 1972-1978; G.D.H. McQuitty, 1978-1979 (Acting); T.C. Saunders, 1979-1981 (Acting); E.B. Challis, 1981-1991; R.W. Swanson, 1991-1997; M. Tarrant, 1997-1998 (Acting); P. G. Norton, 1998-2007; C. Leduc, 2007-.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, business proposals, financial records, Sunridge Management Committee minutes, Department of Family Medicine Executive Committee minutes, University of Calgary Business meeting minutes, mission and vision statements, undergraduate objective and curricula, material on the Rural Family Physicians program,analysis of the Trym Gym program, annual reports, and issues of the Department of Family Medicine Foothills Hospital Newsletter, Department of Family Medicine Faculty Newsletter, and Department of Family Medicine Newsletter. Fonds includes series for Annual Reports, Newsletters, Faculty Newsletters, Clinical Preceptor Newsletters, Research Network News Bulletin, and Primary Care Research Unit.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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