MD Program

MD Program

The Department of Family and Community Medicine's (DFCM) MD Program in family medicine is part of one of the largest undergraduate medical education programs in Canada. As an MD student at the University of Toronto, you get the opportunity to explore a wide variety of career options in family medicine in both urban and rural settings. In the four years of your MD degree studies, you’ll experience innovative and integrated learning that balances clinical and community settings, work with world-class teachers, and gain exposure to a wide variety of patients. 

Overview of the MD Program

Years One to Four in Family Medicine
MD students are exposed to family medicine throughout their 4 years, including through Family Medicine Observership, FMLE, Clerkship, Electives and Transition to Residency.

Clerkship Learning Sites

Learn and Practice with Health Teams
Explore our teaching locations where you can learn and practice during your Clerkship. We offer one of the widest varieties of settings in which to experience your undergraduate family medicine studies.

Learning Resources

Online Tools & Career Advice
Keep these online repositories of knowledge in your bookmarks! Our resources will enhance your undergraduate family medicine studies and act as convenient reference materials.

Interest Group in Family Medicine (IgFM)

Passionate about family medicine?
Join the IgFM and enhance your undergraduate experience.

Our group is run by students like yourself and offers all kinds of learning and leadership opportunities to strengthen your studies. It’s great networking whether you want to meet other students or senior family medicine professionals and offers an exciting social atmosphere. Some of the activities you’ll access include mentoring, speaker events, clinical skills workshops, a journal club, as well as, social opportunities.

As an initiative between the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) and the College of Family Physicians Canada (DFPC), IgFM connects you to a wide network of people and resources.

Dig deeper into family medicine and engage with the family medicine community through IgFM.

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Teaching Medical Students 

Learn about the opportunities available to preceptors to teach medical students.


Larry Librach Award for Excellence in Palliative Care Scholarship

Recognition of your scholarship projects on palliative care in the MD Program.

This award recognizes a Department of Family and Community Medicine resident or Faculty of Medicine undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence in palliative care scholarship and integrates principles, practices and philosophy of palliative care.

The awardee will be engaged in and have developed an academic project on a palliative care related topic under the supervision of a Department of Family and Community Medicine faculty member. Projects may pertain to any domain of scholarship i.e. discovery, integration, application or teaching & education. Examples of academic projects may include: quality improvement, clinical research, education scholarship, creative professional activities and leadership. The project contributes to an initiative or innovation that improves patient outcomes.

Annually, this award will support travel, conference fee expenses and accommodation, up to $1,000, to present peer-reviewed scholarly work at a provincial, national or international conference. 

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