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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.
Nov 28, 2023
The DFCM Conference is designed for you. Join DFCM colleagues and friends on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the Beanfield Centre, Toronto as we come together to connect and learn.
Sep 12, 2023
We are pleased to recognize our faculty, staff, and learners for their hard work and successes in clinical care, education, research, leadership, and administration over the past year. Congratulations to all of the 2023 award winners!
Aug 3, 2023
Inspired by the idea of "care that welcomes the whole person" — and some of DFCM's own faculty — new resident Dr. Paige Homme is ready to take on the challenge of family medicine.