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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

Apr 3, 2024
With a medical journey spanning countries and areas of focus, Dr. Aisha Husain details what drew her back to provide care in her family’s home community and why family medicine residents should soak up as much experience as possible.
Mar 18, 2024
Researchers at U of T are developing an AI-driven chatbot for smoking cessation therapy in Canada, helping to meet the growing need for accessible therapy and potentially saving thousands of lives annually.
Mar 11, 2024
Cindy Sinclair, PhD, has spent decades supporting and empowering International Medical Graduates coming to U of T for postgraduate education, first as administrative staff and now as academic faculty.