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About DFCM

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

  • Home to the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care
  • 2,000+ faculty and 1,000+ learners at all levels
  • Recognized internationally for excellence in teachingresearch and clinical care
  • 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.
We are committed to building the kind of RELATIONSHIPS, COMMUNITY and LEADERSHIP that ensure family doctors and community-based medicine are the foundation of a healthy, more equitable care system.
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DFCM sites

Learn about our 15+ hospital sites, four integrated community sites and 40+ teaching practices that provide learners with a mix of urban, suburban and rural clinical training.

Undergraduate learning sites

Postgraduate teaching sites

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.
Aug 1, 2023
Dr. Westfall reflects on 25 years of building deep and meaningful connections with clinicians, patients and communities through practice-based research, and how DFCM can serve as a resource to help the department and the broader community thrive.