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About DFCM

The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) is recognized internationally for its clinical, educational and research excellence.

Our faculty are breaking new ground on issues ranging from emergency medicine, palliative care, addiction medicine, Indigenous health and more.

Encompassing more than 1,900 faculty across the province — from rural areas to urban centres — we are shaping the future of family medicine in Canada.

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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.

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Nov 23, 2022
Domestic violence against women and girls intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading the United Nations to call it “the shadow pandemic.” To help primary care providers support patients suffering domestic violence, Dr. Bannuya Balasubramanaiam, the 2021 recipient of the Elana Fric Family Medicine Award for Leadership and Advocacy, developed an online guide that walks clinicians through recognizing the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse.
Nov 21, 2022
Health equity is deeply personal for Stephanie Zhou (MSc ’18, MD ’18) and her partner Colin Lynch. It is why they've made a generous gift to establish The Equity Award — a new fund that will support and empower MD students with demonstrated financial need who also show a commitment to supporting their peers from less advantaged backgrounds.
Nov 18, 2022
By day, Dr. Latif Murji lends his voice to supporting and educating patients across Ontario in getting the most accurate information around COVID-19 vaccinations at the VaxFacts Clinic. By night, you’ll hear his voice serenading crowds with rhythmic and emotive melodies as the frontman for the indie alt-rock band, Parachute Thieves. We chatted with Dr. Murji, a family doctor at Scarborough Health Network and Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, on his musical journey with Parachute Thieves, their new single “Placebo”, and how his work in medicine inspires his music.