World Family Doctor Day 2015

World Family Doctor Day was first declared by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world.

The event has gained momentum globally each year and it is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the central role of our speciality in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuing health care for all our patients.

In addition to these logos from the WONCA organization, I also invite you to check out the video below from The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners including their "I Chose GP because" photo campaign. Another video below are words from Michael Kidd, President of WONCA. Happy World Family Doctor Day to all my friends and colleagues around the world!

Tuesday May 19 is World Family Doctor Day. To celebrate and share the incredible work of GPs, the RACGP is running a social media campaign that asks GPs to state why they chose general practice as a career, using the dedicated hashtag #IchoseGP.

World Family Doctor day message from Michael Kidd, President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)

Family physicians have the skills and training to practice in a variety of settings around the world. Join Kyle Hoedebecke, MD, co-founder of the North American young doctors' movement Polaris, to learn why family medicine is the perfect fit for students interested in global health.