DFCM Faculty


The sustain and grow our excellence as educators, researchers, scholars and health professionals, DFCM is committed to supporting our faculty and staff. As a faculty member, you have access to numerous resources and opportunities to learn and grown in your career, whether short term courses or graduate degrees.

Explore this area for information on how to get a faculty appointment or promotion, how to get involved in teaching MD students or residents, resources available to faculty, awards and funding opportunities and more. 

Teaching at DFCM

Enrich your Career
Teaching in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto brings many rewards. Play an active role in shaping the next generation of family physicians.


Supporting you with what you need
DFCM provides its faculty with numerous resources, including courses, DFCM Open, it's library, communications and IT support and more.

Appointments, Promotions & Renewals

Next Steps
All you need to know about faculty appointments, promotions and renewals

DFCM Awards

Supporting Excellence
Find out how to apply for DFCM Awards of Excellence and Program Awards, and see past award recipients.

Funding and Grant Opportunities

Financial Supports
DFCM provides funds and grant opportunities for research, scholarship, travel and more.

Faculty Development

Opportunities & Supports
As a faculty member within the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), there are many exclusive faculty development opportunities you can access.

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 HPE's at DFCM and across the country and how to receive faculty member status at DFCM to gain the benefits and acknowledgement of a faculty appointment.


Rural Northern Initiative
Looking For An Adventure?

In just two weeks of your time, you will be contributing to a community in desperate need for assistance and help expose DFCM residents to 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 (MoHLTC) and DFCM that provides medical care in small northern Ontario communities facing a physician shortage.

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