The Department of Family and Community Medicine's 2018-2019 Annual Report
The Department of Family and Community (DFCM) is pleased to share its 2018-2019 Annual Report.
This year’s report is especially exciting, as it not only reflects our work and accomplishments over the past year but also shows the culmination of the department’s achievements over the past 50 years.
In recognition of our 50th Anniversary, we have included facts of DFCM’s history throughout the report to give insight into the journey our department has taken to get to where we are today. In just 50 years, the DFCM has grown from an initial cohort of 24 residents, a handful of faculty and one administrative staff member, to over 1700 faculty members, over 40 administrative staff, 395 residents, 91 fellows and graduate students, 14 fully-affiliated academic teaching hospital sites, 4 rural teaching hospital sites, a large number of community-based clinics, and more.
Every year, our faculty members continue to expand the role family medicine plays in transforming our health care system and increase the impact of our work locally, nationally and internationally. This year is no different.
A few highlights from this year’s report include:
- The World Health Organization (WHO) designated DFCM as the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care.
- DFCM continued to increase its global impact by becoming the second family residency program in the world, and first in North America, to be accredited by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).
- On May 14, DFCM released the University of Toronto Family Medicine Report, a groundbreaking report on the state of family medicine and the health of patients in the Greater Toronto Area.
- This year, the department held its first central residency graduation event for our 2nd year graduates. Photos of graduating residents who were in attendance can be found in the report.
- We welcomed Dr. Suzanne Shoush as our first Indigenous Health Lead as part of our department’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We hope you will take the time to see what our remarkable faculty, staff, residents, students, alumni and partners are achieving by working together.
Thank you for your continued support.