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Redeployed family medicine residents step up to ease pressure in hospitals

As the pandemic’s third wave continues to sweep across Toronto, family medicine residents are stepping up to share the load. Each month for the last year, approximately 20 Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) residents have been put on standby – ready to be redeployed to wherever they are most needed.
May 19 / 2021

DFCM family docs leading efforts to vaccinate the Black community

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minority groups, with Black communities among those hit hardest. To address this inequity, the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario (BPAO) which includes family doctors from the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), are leading the Black Health Vaccine Initiative to advocate, educate and vaccinate in Ontario’s Black communities.
Apr 28 / 2021

Climate change and health – what can family doctors do?

Climate change increasingly harms health and the determinants of health. So, what can family physicians and other healthcare professionals do to address or prevent these issues?
Apr 22 / 2021

Interviewing during a pandemic: Getting to know DFCM’s future family medicine residents

Given COVID-19 restrictions, this year saw residency programs trying out online alternatives, including pre-recorded video responses or asynchronous interviews. The University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) was one of the few residency programs to hold live virtual interviews, with great results.
Apr 15 / 2021