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The University of Toronto's Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) is recognized internationally for its clinical and educational excellence. We train learners who are not only clinical experts, but reflective and socially conscious so that they may deliver the best possible care for any person they encounter.

Family medicine is the central component of learning at DFCM—residents are seen as family doctors as soon as they start the program. All residents spend at least eight months of the 24-month program in family medicine and continue half-days of practice during all rotations to promote continuity of care with patients. Our residency program trains leaders in education and research in family medicine and produces physicians who are able to practise and provide high-quality comprehensive care to local and international communities.

Our learning opportunities are unrivalled in breadth and quality, and we are flexible to meet your learning needs and expectations. We hope you will join us.

Dr. Stuart Murdoch
Director, Postgraduate Education
Department of Family & Community Medicine

Prospective residents

Learn more about the admissions process for Canadian Medical Graduates, International Medical Graduates, Sponsored Visa Trainees, and Transfer Residents.

Current residents

Learn more about our Family Medicine Residency Program and what it has to offer our Family Medicine residents.

May 14, 2024
The University of Toronto marks Asian Heritage Month each May in recognition of Asian community contributions and experiences in Canada. Dr. Sydney Tam, a family and emergency physician and a lecturer in the department of family and community medicine, discusses her experiences with Temerty Medicine Community Connections and the health-care system.
May 10, 2024
Meet the administrative super-team who have spent a decade building Scarborough’s strong community-based family medicine residency program.
May 8, 2024
Nine DFCM faculty members have been recognized for their contributions to family medicine and excellence in research, teaching and professional activities.