Department of Family & Community Medicine


More women practice family medicine but still face gender-based challenges, says faculty members

With the increased proportion of women in family medicine, we have seen numerous benefits to the profession, patient care and medical education, yet women continue to face gender-based challenges in their professional and academic careers that result in disproportionate rates of burnout and can have negative effects on their career trajectories.  
Aug 29 / 2019

Family doctor raises alarms over alcohol consumption in Ontario

In a commentary published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine faculty member, Dr. Sheryl Spithoff, is raising alarm bells over unhealthy alcohol consumption in Ontario.
Aug 7 / 2019

New research chairs appointed at Women’s College Hospital

We are pleased to celebrate Dr. Noah Ivers’ recently awarded Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Implementation of Evidence-based Practice, effective October 2019. 
Aug 6 / 2019

First recipient awarded Dr. Reg L. Perkin Undergraduate Award

At the 2019 University of Toronto MD Program Graduation Ceremony, Dr. Laura Cummings became the first recipient of the Dr. Reg L. Perkin Undergraduate Award, a new award created by DFCM in celebration of the Department’s 50th Anniversary.
Jul 26 / 2019