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Department of Family & Community Medicine

Welcome to DFCM

The University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) is the largest academic department of family and community medicine in the world.

Our 2,000+ faculty of teachers and researchers are recognized internationally for excellence in teachingresearch, and clinical care.

Together, we are breaking new ground in comprehensive primary care, from office-based family practice to emergency medicine, palliative care, care of the elderly, mental health, Indigenous health, and more.

Dr. Danielle Martin

Dr. Danielle Martin

Do you have questions about or suggestions for the Department of Family and Community Medicine? DFCM faculty, learners, and staff are invited to register here to book a 20-minute session with Chair, Dr. Danielle Martin.

Register for the 2024 DFCM Conference and join faculty, learners, and staff this May as we reflect on what matters most today and tomorrow in family medicine. 

Cover of 2022 DFCM strategic plan report (landscape)

2022-2027 DFCM Strategic Plan

You shared and we listened. After extensive consultation with faculty, learners and staff, clear themes and priorities have emerged to shape DFCM’s strategic plan. And now, we are ready to share it with you.

Learn more about where we will focus our efforts over the next five years in our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

About DFCM

DFCM is the largest academic department of family medicine in the world and home to the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. With over 2,000 faculty, 15 hospital sites, 40+ teaching practices and 1,000+ learners at all levels, DFCM is recognized internationally for excellence in teaching, research and clinical care.

DFCM News

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.