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Faculty Development encompasses activities and programs designed to assist faculty members in developing skills for their academic careers as teachers, educators, scholars, leaders, and administrators. The Faculty Development program in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) has resources to support your academic career at all steps along the trajectory.

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“DFCM has a history of supporting teachers to perform at their best in order to train the next generation of primary care clinicians and prepare them to take on the challenges of family medicine.” 

Visit the DFCM Faculty Hub for Faculty Development Leads, teaching opportunities, and faculty resources

We work with our academic sites, divisions, and programs to provide offerings that support the needs and goals of all faculty.

We strive to support our faculty in pursuing new ideas and offer a variety of awards, grants, and funding opportunities in recognition of their amazing work.

Faculty and student well-being is of paramount importance and we have many resources to offer support. 

DFCM recognizes the important contributions of HPEs in the training of medical students and residents in our Family Medicine program.

Mentorship is key in helping faculty fulfill their professional goals, improve their job satisfaction, and build a supportive culture across our department. 

DFCM has many resources for those interested in becoming a faculty member, receiving a promotion, or renewing their faculty appointment.

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 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.
Feb 28, 2024
As part of a 10-year initiative funded by the Mastercard Foundation, DFCM is collaborating to support and build the primary care workforce in Ghana, with a particular focus on women.