Three med students doing an OBGYN exercise


The Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto is the largest Department of Family Medicine in the world. Each year, we train 30% of Ontario's graduating family physicians. 

DFCM consists of more than 2,000 faculty, nearly 380 residents, 1,000+ unique medical student experiences and 60 graduate and continuing education learners, plus thriving Research, Quality & Innovation and Community & Partnerships Programs.

Education at DFCM

Our learners have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of family medicine experiences: from urban to rural practices, large hospitals to small community-based clinics and much more. Our faculty have many opportunities to grow in their teaching and academic careers through faculty development programming, mentorship, education scholarship and more.

At DFCM, we are continually striving to provide the best educational experience for our learners and faculty.

Join us and Experience it All.

Dr. Risa Freeman

Vice-Chair, Education and Scholarship

“Education and research are DFCM’s core academic mission. As a department, we teach, create and disseminate knowledge in primary care, advancing the discipline of family medicine and improving health for diverse and underserved communities locally and globally.

Our innovative educational programming responds to the evolving needs of our learners and the communities we serve, preparing family doctors and health system leaders for the future of family medicine.”

Dr. Risa Freeman

Feb 14, 2024
On February 20, Dr. Onye Nnorom is launching a series of Instagram Live sessions that will aim to encourage teen and young adults from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in medicine, or other health professions.
Feb 8, 2024
For Resident Doctor Appreciation Week, PGY-1 resident Dr. Carleigh Clarke is reflecting on her training thus far and her future in family medicine.
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.