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Department of Family & Community Medicine

Welcome to DFCM

Family doctors are specialists in the health and wellbeing of people, families and communities. We care for all ages, genders, body parts and diseases.

At the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), our 1,900+ faculty of teachers and researchers train the next generation of family doctors and improve clinical care in Canada and abroad.

Dr. Danielle Martin, DFCM Chair

Dr. Danielle Martin

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Confused about COVID?

Family doctors from DFCM and the Ontario College of Family Physicians answer common questions about the changing COVID-19 situation including:

  • How do I know if I have COVID?
  • Do I need to self-isolate?
  • When should I call my doctor?

Residency Application Now Open!

Application deadline: January 31, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EST

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COVID-19 Community of Practice

Conversations about changing the way we work in response to the latest COVID-19 data.

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About DFCM

DFCM is the largest academic department of family medicine in the world and home to the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. With over 1,900 faculty, 14 hospital sites, 40+ teaching practices and 1,000+ learners at all levels, DFCM is recognized internationally for excellence in teaching, research and clinical care.
Jan 20, 2022
As many struggle with information overload about the quickly changing COVID-19 landscape, a new digital tool launched by family doctors aims to help Ontarians cut through the confusion. Download new Q&As about COVID at ConfusedAboutCOVID.ca.
Jan 19, 2022
Dr. Andrew Pinto, an Associate Professor at DFCM and family physician and public health specialist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, has been awarded a prestigious $1.15 million Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant.
Jan 5, 2022
On May 6, 2022, the virtual DFCM Conference will focus on the theme ‘Better together: Shaping the future of family medicine’. Got a story to tell or a project to share? Consider submitting this in the form of a workshop or poster by February 14, 2022.