Enhanced Skills Program

Enhanced Skills in Family Medicine

The Enhanced Skills program offers curriculum-based clinical teaching at the third-year resident level focused on the needs of patient populations. The University of Toronto is one of the Enhanced Skills programs in the country offering Category 1 and Category 2 programs accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Graduates from the Enhanced Skills program practice comprehensive family medicine and act as a resource to their patients and colleagues in their area of enhanced training.




Enhanced Skills Programs

Explore the wide variety of specialized training programs below that our Enhanced Skills Program for third-year residents and physicians. Get a quick view and compare program details such as the number of positions, funding and program length in our program chart below.






  Addiction Medicine (Cat. 1)   1-2 1 year

Dr. Nikki Bozinoff

  Adolescent Medicine (Cat. 2)     1 6 months Dr. Patricia Windrim
  Anesthesia (Cat. 1)   2 1 year Dr. Vaibhav Kamble
  Breast Diseases (Cat. 2)   1-2 6 months Dr. Orli Shachar

Care of the Elderly (Cat. 1)

  3 1 year Dr. Amy Freedman
  Clinical Environmental Health (Cat. 2)   Varies 1 year Dr. Lynn Marshall
  Clinician Scholar - Research Stream (Cat.1)   1-2 1 year

Dr. Liisa Jaakkimainen

  Clinician ScholarEducation Stream (Cat. 2)   1 1 year Dr. M. Kulasegaram/ Dr. L. Herzog
  Emergency Medicine (Cat. 1)   7 1 year Dr. John Foote
  Family Medicine & Enhanced Skills Integrated 3-Year Program (FAMES I3P)   2 3 years Not Accepting Applications
  Global Health and
Vulnerable Populations
 (Cat. 2)
  1 1 year

Dr. Leila Makhani

  HIV Care (Cat. 2)   2 6 months Dr. Gordon Arbess
  Hospital Medicine (Cat.2)   3 1 year Dr. Benjamin Kaasa
  Indigenous Health   1-2 6 or 12 months Program on Hiatus until further notice
  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Cat. 2)   1 6 or 12 months Dr. Dara Abells
  LGBTQ Health (Cat. 2)   1 6 months Dr. Amy Bourns
  Low-Risk Obstetrics (Cat. 2)   4 3 months Dr. Lara Rosenberg
  Palliative Care - Clinical Palliative Care (Cat.2)
6 Month Program
  1 6 months Dr. Sarah Kawaguchi
  Palliative Care - Academic Palliative Care (Cat. 1)
12 Month Program
  2 1 year Dr. Sarah Kawaguchi
  Sport and Exercise Medicine (Cat. 1)   2 1 year Dr. Mark Leung
  Women's Health (Cat. 2)   1-2 1 year

Dr. Kymm Feldman

Continuing Education and Masters Students

In past years, many DFCM Enhanced Skills fellows have successfully incorporated a DFCM continuing education (CE) or Masters Degree program alongside their clinical fellowship program. Such an arrangement requires a separate application into an academic fellowship or graduate studies program as well as approval of the Enhanced Skills Clinical Program Director. 

Visit our Academic Fellowships and Graduate Studies programs 

Supplemental Emergency Medicine Experience (SEME)

SEME is an innovative program funded through the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide family physicians practicing in smaller and rural communities with a three-month, full time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine. 

For more information, visit SEME