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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

Read the Chair's message | To three or not to three (October 2023)

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

Save the date for the 2024 DFCM Conference and join faculty, learners, and staff next 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.


Dec 7, 2023
Advocacy and activism play major roles in family medicine, something Dr. Mergim Binakaj—a PGY-3 resident in addictions medicine—has never forgotten.
Dec 1, 2023
DFCM family doctors are world leaders in teaching, research, and clinical care. Congratulations to the 17 DFCM faculty and residents, plus a project team, who were recognized in the OCFP and CFPC awards this year – more than ever before.
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.