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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

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."

Jan 5, 2022
On May 6, 2022, the virtual DFCM Conference will focus on the theme ‘Better together: Shaping the future of family medicine’. Got a story to tell or a project to share? Consider submitting this in the form of a workshop or poster by February 14, 2022. 
Dec 16, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, you – family doctors, residents, students, primary care providers, researchers, educators, advocates, leaders and support staff – have achieved incredible things. I cannot thank you enough for the ways in which you make our department and our discipline proud, and I know your colleagues, learners and patients would say the same. 
Dec 9, 2021
Authored by nearly 100 family doctors and primary care providers, the 2021 University of Toronto Family Medicine Report features stories, reflections and anecdotes that represent some of the incredible work happening in family medicine and primary care in Toronto and beyond.