Meet some of the members of the Class of 1969

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Fifty years ago a pioneering group of physicians completed the inaugural Certification Examination in Family Medicine and were the first to earn the Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) Special Designation.

Meet some of the first CCFP recipients from 1969: 

Dr. Donald Brown, MD, CCFP, FCFP, ABFP, LMBrian Hennen, MD, MA, CCFP, FCFP, FRCGP (Hon.), LMJ. Paul Newell, MD, CCFP, FCFP, LM Donald Patten, MD, CCFP, FCFP, LM
Dr. Donald Brown,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dr. Brian Hennen,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Dr. J. Paul Newell,
Stratford, Ontario
Dr. Don Patten,
Ottawa, Ontario
Myron Semkuley, MD, CCFP, LM Gerald Stewart, MD, CCFP, FCFP, LMIrving Vinger, MD, CCFP, LM Wayne Weston, MD, CCFP, FCFP, LM
Dr. Myron Semkuley,
Calgary, Alberta
Dr. Gerald Stewart,
Kelowna, British Columbia
Dr. Irving Vinger,
Delray Beach, Florida
Dr. Wayne Weston,
London, Ontario

We also fondly remember the members of the class of 1969 who passed away before the 50th anniversary:
  • Dr. Harvey H. Black
  • Dr. Peter D. Hopkins
  • Dr. Pierre Houle  
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