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Department of Family & Community Medicine

Welcome to DFCM

Family doctors are specialists in the health and well-being 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.

Lead Me to Places I Could Never Find on My Own II, 2019, Meryl McMaster

New Horizons: Navigating towards the future of family medicine

Join DFCM Chair Dr. Danielle Martin and wise interprofessional colleagues for a speaker series on the role of family physicians in a changing world and what a community-responsive department of family medicine should be aiming for.

Registration for our first virtual MD Student Advocacy Showcase is now open!

Join us on June 23, 2022, as MD students share their projects and how it has impacted their perception of — and approach to — patient care and the broader health system.

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COVID-19 Community of Practice

DFCM, in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), hosts regular webinars with guest speakers and Q&A sessions — 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.
May 26, 2022
See our 2022 senior promotion announcement where an unprecedented number of DFCM faculty – 13 members – have been promoted to Full Professor or Associate Professor, in recognition for their contributions to family medicine. Read more for the full list.
May 6, 2022
To help Ontarians receive the best possible care, Ontario Health-Toronto and DFCM will work collaboratively over the next year with local family medicine leaders to engage primary care providers and advance some key health system priorities. 
Apr 26, 2022
This month, we are pleased to officially launch two exciting DFCM initiatives: Primary Matters, our strategic planning process; and New Horizons, a speaker series to inspire us to ‘dream big’ about the potential of primary care, family medicine and the role of our department.