Enhanced Skills in Family Medicine

The Enhanced Skills program offers competency-based clinical teaching at the third-year resident level focused on the needs of patient populations. The University of Toronto offers both 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.

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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.

PROGRAMS POSITIONS LENGTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR(S)

Addiction Medicine (Cat. 1)

  2-3

1 year

Dr. Nikki Bozinoff

Adolescent Medicine (Cat. 2)  

  1

6 months

Dr. Patricia Windrim

Anesthesia (Cat. 1)

  4

1 year

Dr. Vaibhav Kamble

Breast Diseases (Cat. 2)

  1-2

6 months

Dr. Orli Shachar

Care of the Elderly (Cat. 1)

  2-3

1 year

Dr. Amy Freedman

Clinical Environmental Health (Cat. 2)

  Varies

1 year

Dr. Riina Bray 

Clinician Scholar (Cat.1)

  1

1 year

Dr. Liisa Jaakkimainen

Education Scholar (Cat. 2)

  1-2

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

Dr. A. Freedman (CoE) and Dr. S. Kawaguchi (PC)

Global Health and
Vulnerable Populations
 (Cat. 2)

  2

1 year

Dr. Leila Makhani

HIV Care (Cat. 2)

  2-3

6 months

Dr. Gordon Arbess

Hospital Medicine (Cat.2)

  4

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)

  1-2

6 months

Dr. Amy Bourns

Low-Risk Obstetrics (Cat. 2)

  16

3 months

Dr. Lara Rosenberg

Palliative Care - Clinical Palliative Care (Cat.2) 6 Month Program

  2

6 months

Dr. Sarah Kawaguchi

Palliative Care - Academic Palliative Care (Cat. 1) 12 Month Program 

  2-3

1 year

Dr. Sarah Kawaguchi

Sport and Exercise Medicine (Cat. 1)

  2-3

1 year

Dr. Mark Leung

Women's Health (Cat. 2)

  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 page.

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.