Target Audience

The course is aimed at educators in primary care who are involved in teaching at the university or practice level. We expect that both experienced teachers and those at the beginning of their educational careers will find the course useful.


General practice and family medicine are facing challenges from changes in the content and practice of medicine and in the organization of care, yet many family doctors continue to thrive in their profession. How do they do it? Systemic medicine, genomics, artificial intelligence, and electronic health management tools are some of the challenges and opportunities that we need to address in order to continue to provide high quality personalised care to our patients.
In this course, we will present a description of these new trends and explore how they may affect family medicine. We will also show how the traditional values of family medicine can be preserved in this Brave New World to allow family doctors to continue to derive a high degree of satisfaction and personal growth in their work.
We will explore ways to present this topic to medical students and trainees.


At the end of this course the learner will be able to design a teaching module on thriving in family medicine.

Specific objectives of the course

At the end of the course the learner will:


Be able to identify and define the major new trends in the practice in family medicine, including systemic medicine, genomics, artificial intelligence, electronic health management systems etc.


Be able to list the potential benefits and harms of these new developments.


Be able to list the strategies used by successful family doctors to cope with change.


Be able to teach an approach to thriving in the profession to students and trainees.


Value the need for a constructive approach to change in family medicine.