Palliative Care Education

Learning Opportunities

With demographics in Canada shifting toward a larger aging population, the need for quality palliative care is increasing. That’s why you’ll be introduced early in your undergraduate family medicine studies to palliative care, and will find substantial opportunities to explore it further during your postgraduate training. See where palliative care learning opportunities lie within your family medicine studies, plus find online palliative care learning resources below.


Undergraduate Medical Education MD Program


Postgraduate Family Medicine Program


  • core rotations with palliative care components at teaching sites include Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Oncology

Third-Year Enhanced Skills Courses

  • a third year course in palliative care, with the option of a six month or 12 month study period

Postgraduate Education Leads contacts:

  • Dr. Monica Branigan:
  • Dr. Anita Chakraborty:


Online Teaching and Learning Resources

My Library Resources in Palliative Care >

Access a compilation of introductory level articles that address the major topics in palliative care. This is made available through the University of Toronto Libraries online so you need a U of T library card to access the full articles.

DFCM Open >

View palliative care resources for primary care practitioners through this open access website. Resources include topics such as introducing advanced care planning, answering questions about dying and providing a list of patient-centred palliative care resources to recommend to patients and their families.