Family medicine is the main primary care medical specialty in Canada. It focuses care on the individual within the context of the family and the community. Family physicians (refers to both family physicians and general practitioners) deliver services across the entire spectrum of care, regardless of patient age, sex or condition. Public polls repeatedly confirm how highly the people of Canada value family doctors for their roles in caring for them. While family medicine may seem the most “general” of the specialties, it is in fact, a precise discipline, integrating a unique blend of biomedical, behavioural and social sciences, while employing a diverse range of cognitive and procedural skills.