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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.

Sep 30, 2022
Watch the video recording from DFCM's annual Award & Celebration Event, held on Sept. 20, 2022. Hosted by Drs. David White and Melanie Henry, the event celebrated DFCM Awards of Excellence, DFCM Program Awards and external awards. DFCM’s 13 senior promotion recipients were featured in a video compilation. Recipients of four highlighted awards were also featured.
Aug 17, 2022
In-person meetings abruptly stopped when the pandemic lockdowns first hit. The pandemic also exposed social inequities that affect access to health care. The patient experience has fundamentally changed. Read about how SCOPE, founded by DFCM faculty Dr. Pauline Pariser, partnered with U of T med students to address these problems in Toronto doctors' offices.
Aug 14, 2022
We are pleased to recognize once again faculty, staff and learners for their hard work and successes—in clinical care, education, research, leadership and administration. Congratulations to all our 2022 award winners and thank you for your hard work and commitment during a challenging and ever-changing time.