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 Scholar - Education 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)
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|
|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.
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