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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.

Jun 28, 2022
As always, we greet the end of the academic year with much to celebrate and much to be grateful for.
Jun 27, 2022
On June 8, DFCM welcomed 153 new family physicians at their virtual Class of 2022 graduation ceremony.
May 31, 2022
Even in the midst of dark times, it is important to remember to celebrate the joyful moments that life brings to our extended community. Read more about our senior promotions and take upcoming opportunities to reconnect with each other, including our new strategic planning website, now live, and new events in June.