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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

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

Save the date for the 2024 DFCM Conference and join faculty, learners, and staff next May as we reflect on what matters most today and tomorrow in family medicine. 

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.

DFCM News

Feb 28, 2024
As part of a 10-year initiative funded by the Mastercard Foundation, DFCM is collaborating to support and build the primary care workforce in Ghana, with a particular focus on women.
Feb 26, 2024
A new national report led by researchers at Unity Health Toronto and the University of Toronto, with input from close to 10,000 people in Canada, highlights patient-led solutions to the worsening family doctor shortage.
Feb 22, 2024
DFCM’s first Black Health Advisory Table is working to support Black faculty and learners and advance health in Black communities.