Call for Applications – Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The appointment as Chair will be for a 5-year term effective October 1, 2021, renewable following a favourable review.
Feb 26 / 2021

March 1: Black Mental Health Day

Monday, March 1 is Black Mental Health Day, as declared by the City of Toronto and several other cities in Ontario. Black Mental Health Day is a reminder that we must destigmatize mental health challenges and provide culturally appropriate mental health services.  
Feb 23 / 2021

DFCM and OCFP launch COVID-19 vaccination learning modules

Primary care teams have a critical role to play in vaccinating Canadians against COVID-19. Dubbed #TeamVaccine, family doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other primary care providers pulled together to vaccinate all Toronto long-term care homes ahead of schedule. But that was just the first step in what will be the largest scale vaccination Canadians have ever seen.
Feb 22 / 2021

Fortifying the foundation of health professions education

Professor Nicole Woods wants to see more expertise from fields beyond the basic sciences incorporated into medical education. Traditionally, the study of medicine has focused heavily on disciplines like physiology, biochemistry and anatomy, says Woods. Though it’s a strong foundation, she believes it could be enhanced with a greater emphasis on knowledge from fields like psychology or anthropology.
Feb 19 / 2021