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Our faculty and staff are an integral part of our impact and reputation. DFCM is committed to supporting our faculty and staff to grow our excellence as educators, researchers, scholars and health professionals.

DFCM faculty

As a DFCM faculty member you have access to numerous resources and opportunities to learn and grown in your career.

Supporting excellence

All you need to know about growing your career, from appointments and promotions to awards and faculty development opportunities.

Health Professional Educators (HPEs) at DFCM

Are you an educator who teaches family medicine to undergraduate, postgraduate and/or faculty development learners within DFCM but is not a physician by training? 

Learn about our broad community of HPEs and how to receive faculty member status at DFCM to gain the benefits and acknowledgement of a faculty appointment.

Find out more about HPEs

Rural Northern Initiative: Looking for an adventure?

Over just two weeks, you can contribute to a community in need of assistance and help expose DFCM residents to the exciting and rewarding work available in northern Ontario. 

The Rural Northern Initiative (RNI) is a joint project between the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and DFCM that provides medical care in small northern Ontario communities facing a physician shortage.

Learn more about the RNI

Aug 17, 2022
In-person meetings abruptly stopped when the pandemic lockdowns first hit. The pandemic also exposed social inequities that affect access to health care. The patient experience has fundamentally changed. Read about how SCOPE, founded by DFCM faculty Dr. Pauline Pariser, partnered with U of T med students to address these problems in Toronto doctors' offices.
Aug 14, 2022
We are pleased to recognize once again faculty, staff and learners for their hard work and successes—in clinical care, education, research, leadership and administration. Congratulations to all our 2022 award winners and thank you for your hard work and commitment during a challenging and ever-changing time.
Aug 4, 2022
Poverty—it’s easy to miss, especially when it’s not something you’re looking for. Although we have long known that those with lower income levels experience worse health outcomes, screening for poverty is not a routine part of health care. The result: One of the most significant factors affecting people’s health is simply not recorded or addressed.