Enhanced Skills Program
Enhanced Skills in Family Medicine
The Enhanced Skills program offers curriculum-based clinical teaching at the third-year resident level focused on the needs of patient populations. The University of Toronto is one of the Enhanced Skills programs in the country offering Category 1 and Category 2 programs accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Graduates from the Enhanced Skills program practice comprehensive family medicine and act as a resource to their patients and colleagues in their area of enhanced training.
Enhanced Skills Programs
Explore the wide variety of specialized training programs below that our Enhanced Skills Program for third-year residents and physicians. Get a quick view and compare program details such as the number of positions, funding and program length in our program chart below.
|Addiction Medicine||1-2||Varies||1 year||
Dr. Nikki Bozinoff
|Anesthesia||2||Varies||1 year||Dr. Vaibhav Kamble|
|Breast Diseases||1-2||Varies||6 months||Dr. Melinda Wu|
|Care of the Elderly||3||Varies||1 year||Dr. Amy Freedman
|N/A||Varies||1 year||Program on hiatus until further notice|
|Clinician Scholar - Research Stream||1-2||Varies||1 year||
Dr. Liisa Jaakkimainen
|Clinician Scholar - Education Stream||1||Varies||1 year||Dr. Cynthia Whitehead|
|Global Health and
Dr. Praseedha Janakiram
Dr. Eileen Nicolle
|HIV Care||2||Varies||6 months||Dr. Gordon Arbess
|Hospital Medicine||3||PGY3||1 year||Dr. Benjamin Kaasa
|Emergency Medicine||7||PGY3||1 year||Dr. John Foote
|Indigenous Health||1-2||Varies||6 or 12 months||Program on Hiatus until further notice|
|3 months||Dr. Lara Rosenberg|
|Medical Oncology||1||Varies||1 year||
Program on hiatus until further notice
|Palliative Care - Clinical Palliative Care
6 Month Program
|1||Varies||6 months||Dr. Niren Shetty|
|Palliative Care - Academic Palliative Care
12 Month Program
|2||Varies||1 year||Dr. Niren Shetty|
|Self-directed Special Populations||1||PGY3||6 or 12 months||See Program Description|
|Sport and Exercise
|2||Varies||1 year||Dr. Mark Leung|
|Women's Health||1-2||Varies||1 year||
Dr. Kymm Feldman
Continuing Education and Masters Students
In past years, many DFCM Enhanced Skills fellows have successfully incorporated a DFCM continuing education (CE) or Masters Degree program alongside their clinical fellowship program. Such an arrangement requires a separate application into an academic fellowship or graduate studies program as well as approval of the Enhanced Skills Clinical Program Director.
Supplemental Emergency Medicine Experience (SEME)
SEME is an innovative program funded through the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide family physicians practicing in smaller and rural communities with a three-month, full time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine.
For more information, visit SEME