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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. 

Our 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.

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

Become a preceptor
In addition to the impact of being a teacher, you have many opportunities for professional growth as a preceptor at U of T, including faculty development workshops, access to U of T libraries and services, and more.

For students

Passionate about family medicine?
Join IgFM and enhance your undergraduate experience. IgFM is run by students and offers all kinds of learning and leadership opportunities.

Online tools and 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.

Recognition of your scholarship projects
This award recognizes a resident or student who demonstrates excellence in palliative care and integrates its principles, practices and philosophy.

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.