Message from the Chair

Dr. Michael Kidd, Chair 

In the spring of 1969, local family physician, Dr. Reg Perkin, was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the newly established Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto. One year later, in June of 1970, DFCM’s new family medicine residency program enrolled 24 first-year and six second-year residents. Though small compared to our residency program today, at the time it was the largest family medicine training program in Canada and quickly, through the leadership of Dr. Perkin, Dr. Fred Fallis (his successor as Chair), and many others, DFCM grew to become one of the largest and most respected academic family medicine departments in the world.

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