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

The DFCM Mentorship website provides information and resources for both mentors and mentees. Faculty can learn about DFCM mentoring initiatives, identify their mentoring goals and interests, and connect to a mentor/mentee or mentoring event.

Looking to join the 100+ faculty members who are part of the DFCM Mentorship Network? Learn more about the matching process here.

DFCM Mentorship is led by Dr. Viola Antao (Faculty Mentorship Lead). Learn more about the team here.

Join our network

Looking to get involved? Find a mentor or sign up to become one. Explore our many resources for mentors and mentees to help you excel in your role.  


For more information about becoming a mentor or mentee, contact us at dfcm.mentorship@utoronto.ca.

Nov 23, 2022
Domestic violence against women and girls intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading the United Nations to call it “the shadow pandemic.” To help primary care providers support patients suffering domestic violence, Dr. Bannuya Balasubramanaiam, the 2021 recipient of the Elana Fric Family Medicine Award for Leadership and Advocacy, developed an online guide that walks clinicians through recognizing the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse.
Nov 21, 2022
Health equity is deeply personal for Stephanie Zhou (MSc ’18, MD ’18) and her partner Colin Lynch. It is why they've made a generous gift to establish The Equity Award — a new fund that will support and empower MD students with demonstrated financial need who also show a commitment to supporting their peers from less advantaged backgrounds.
Nov 18, 2022
By day, Dr. Latif Murji lends his voice to supporting and educating patients across Ontario in getting the most accurate information around COVID-19 vaccinations at the VaxFacts Clinic. By night, you’ll hear his voice serenading crowds with rhythmic and emotive melodies as the frontman for the indie alt-rock band, Parachute Thieves. We chatted with Dr. Murji, a family doctor at Scarborough Health Network and Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, on his musical journey with Parachute Thieves, their new single “Placebo”, and how his work in medicine inspires his music.