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Department of Family & Community Medicine

Welcome to DFCM

The University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) is the largest academic department of family and community medicine in the world.

Our 2,000+ faculty of teachers and researchers are recognized internationally for excellence in teachingresearch, and clinical care.

Together, we are breaking new ground in comprehensive primary care, from office-based family practice to emergency medicine, palliative care, care of the elderly, mental health, Indigenous health, and more.

Dr. Danielle Martin

Dr. Danielle Martin

Read the Chair's message | To three or not to three (October 2023)

Do you have questions about or suggestions for the Department of Family and Community Medicine? Register here to book a 20-minute session with DFCM Chair, Dr. Danielle Martin.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine's (DFCM) Residency program prepares future family physicians for comprehensive primary care in an evolving health care system. Learn more about the program and apply today!

Cover of 2022 DFCM strategic plan report (landscape)

2022-2027 DFCM Strategic Plan

You shared and we listened. After extensive consultation with faculty, learners and staff, clear themes and priorities have emerged to shape DFCM’s strategic plan. And now, we are ready to share it with you.

Learn more about where we will focus our efforts over the next five years in our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

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 2,000 faculty, 15 hospital sites, 40+ teaching practices and 1,000+ learners at all levels, DFCM is recognized internationally for excellence in teaching, research and clinical care.


Nov 28, 2023
The DFCM Conference is designed for you. Join DFCM colleagues and friends on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the Beanfield Centre, Toronto as we come together to connect and learn.
Nov 23, 2023
With National Physician Assistant Day coming up on November 27, BScPA alumnus Drew Gould reflects on his time in the program and his career as a PA in Northern Ontario.
Nov 13, 2023
DFCM’s Physician Assistant program is expanding to support patients and other care providers in an overstretched health system.