Three med students doing an OBGYN exercise

Education

The Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto is the largest Department of Family Medicine in the world. Each year, we train 30% of Ontario's graduating family physicians. 

DFCM consists of more than 1,950 faculty, nearly 380 residents, 1,000+ unique medical student experiences and 60 graduate and continuing education learners, plus thriving Research, Quality & Innovation and Global Health & Social Accountability Programs.

Education at DFCM

Our learners have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of family medicine experiences: from urban to rural practices, large hospitals to small community-based clinics and much more. Our faculty have many opportunities to grow in their teaching and academic careers through faculty development programming, mentorship, education scholarship and more.

At DFCM, we are continually striving to provide the best educational experience for our learners and faculty.

Join us and Experience it All.

Dr. Risa Freeman

Vice-Chair, Education and Scholarship

“Education and research are DFCM’s core academic mission. As a department, we teach, create and disseminate knowledge in primary care, advancing the discipline of family medicine and improving health for diverse and underserved communities locally and globally.

Our innovative educational programming responds to the evolving needs of our learners and the communities we serve, preparing family doctors and health system leaders for the future of family medicine.”

Dr. Risa Freeman

Jun 27, 2022
On June 8, DFCM welcomed 153 new family physicians at their virtual Class of 2022 graduation ceremony.
May 31, 2022
Even in the midst of dark times, it is important to remember to celebrate the joyful moments that life brings to our extended community. Read more about our senior promotions and take upcoming opportunities to reconnect with each other, including our new strategic planning website, now live, and new events in June. 
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.