COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Faculty, Staff and Residents

The University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine recognizes that a lot of information is being sent to our students, residents, faculty and staff during this unprecedented time. Below are announcements and links to resources specifically relating to family medicine that we hope will be useful to you. 

Currently, DFCM staff are all working from home but are there to assist you. To see a list of contacts, go to our Contact Us page. 

Are we missing something? Do you have something you have created at your hospital site or clinic that would be useful to share? Email to add it to the list. 

Do you have a story to share? Visit our new blog page where we will be sharing stories from the frontlines.

Confused about COVID? Family doctors answer your questions

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?


U of T Re-Opening Updates

The latest information and resources about teaching and learning can be found on the University of Toronto's website, including an update on preparing for a safe return to in-person activities for the Winter 2022 term, and U of T's vaccination requirements for students, staff, faculty and librarians.

Please see the University's plan for returning to campus in "UTogether2020: A Roadmap for the University of Toronto" here.

Wellness Resources

Workload and Wellbeing

COVID-19-Related Wellness Resources

Resources for Faculty

Resources for Residents

  • UofT Postgraduate Wellness Office: Please contact or (416) 946-3074 or access their wellness resources here
  • PARO 24-hour Helpline:  1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362)
  • Physician Health Program Confidential help line: 1-800-851-6606
    • A confidential service providing assistance on issues, such as stress, burnout, mental health, and substance use issues, to both physicians and their families. They offer expedited referrals to third party providers with expertise in physician health. 
  • COVID-19 Resources for Residents Infographic (created and compiled by residents at the University of Toronto)

Virtual Care Educational Resources for Faculty, Residents & Medical Students

Faculty Development resources to assist with virtual teaching

Virtual Care Resources

Family Medicine Resident Supplementary Educational Materials

General Primary Care Topics

Redeployment Resources

Women’s Health

Maternity Care

Indigenous Health

Emergency Medicine



Palliative Care

Practice Management


Read the COVID-19 Research FAQ from the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation.

Find resources and information on the Temerty Faculty of Medicine's Research & Clinical Education During COVID page.

For upcoming Research Rounds, please see the DFCM events page.

COVID-19 Research Links

Vaccine Resources

For Health Professionals

For Patients