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Global Health Education

Through global health education, the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) aims to leverage family medicine in Canada to improve the health of those made vulnerable by adverse social determinants of health and their inequitable structural underpinnings—in Canada and abroad.

Committed to social justice and equity, the program contributes to the development of sustainable health systems anchored in quality primary care.

We offer a range of educational experiences designed to strengthen the discipline and delivery of primary care globally, and improve the capacity of family physicians to address the needs of individuals and populations impacted by adverse social determinants of health. 

Browse through our resources for learners, faculty, clinicians, and other allied health colleagues who are dedicated to equity in family medicine and primary care, and read the latest publications from key global health leaders.

Sep 30, 2022
Watch the video recording from DFCM's annual Award & Celebration Event, held on Sept. 20, 2022. Hosted by Drs. David White and Melanie Henry, the event celebrated DFCM Awards of Excellence, DFCM Program Awards and external awards. DFCM’s 13 senior promotion recipients were featured in a video compilation. Recipients of four highlighted awards were also featured.
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.
Jun 28, 2022
As always, we greet the end of the academic year with much to celebrate and much to be grateful for. We introduced our newly-launched Indigenous Leadership Circle, or ILC, in person at DFCM’s first-ever FamilyMed Fest on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day. Please take 10 minutes to complete our DFCM survey as part of our strategic plan.