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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 | Lessons from Alice (June 2024)

Are you a practicing clinician looking to make clinical teaching more efficient and effective? The INTAPT course could help you integrate teaching and learning theory into practice and more.

A big thank you to all the speakers and attendees at the 2024 DFCM Conference! It was a wonderful day of learning and networking. Couldn't attend? Catch up on all the presentations with our Conference presentations playlist.

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.


Jul 8, 2024
Sixteen DFCM researchers have made the 50 most cited primary care researchers in Canada list. 
Jun 25, 2024
Providing care from the very first days to the very last is a hallmark of family medicine. For Dr. Robyn Moxley, focusing on care in these areas is key to supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
Jun 21, 2024
This month, I had the honour of addressing the MD class of 2024 at their convocation ceremony. For graduates, this occasion celebrates the completion of a significant chapter in a lifelong story. So, as we mark the end of another academic year and our residents celebrate the completion of residency, I would like to share it with you also.