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The University of Toronto's Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) is recognized internationally for its clinical and educational excellence. We train learners who are not only clinical experts, but reflective and socially conscious so that they may deliver the best possible care for any person they encounter.

Family medicine is the central component of learning at DFCM—residents are seen as family doctors as soon as they start the program. All residents spend at least eight months of the 24-month program in family medicine and continue half-days of practice during all rotations to promote continuity of care with patients. Our residency program trains leaders in education and research in family medicine and produces physicians who are able to practise and provide high-quality comprehensive care to local and international communities.

Our learning opportunities are unrivalled in breadth and quality, and we are flexible to meet your learning needs and expectations. We hope you will join us.

Dr. Stuart Murdoch
Director, Postgraduate Education
Department of Family & Community Medicine

Prospective residents

Learn more about the admissions process for Canadian Medical Graduates, International Medical Graduates, Sponsored Visa Trainees, and Transfer Residents.

Current residents

Learn more about our Family Medicine Residency Program and what it has to offer our Family Medicine residents.

Apr 3, 2024
With a medical journey spanning countries and areas of focus, Dr. Aisha Husain details what drew her back to provide care in her family’s home community and why family medicine residents should soak up as much experience as possible.
Mar 11, 2024
Cindy Sinclair, PhD, has spent decades supporting and empowering International Medical Graduates coming to U of T for postgraduate education, first as administrative staff and now as academic faculty.
Feb 28, 2024
As part of a 10-year initiative funded by the Mastercard Foundation, DFCM is collaborating to support and build the primary care workforce in Ghana, with a particular focus on women.