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UTOPIAN

The University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN) is a living laboratory that partners front-line care providers with academic researchers, providing necessary insights into what’s working and what could work better in primary care in Ontario. UTOPIAN is one of the largest primary care research networks in North America, and amongst the largest in the world.

Get to know UTOPIAN

A state-of-the-art living laboratory
UTOPIAN is a network of over 1400 family physicians in practices within the 14 DFCM academic sites throughout the GTA and beyond. The UTOPIAN database contains de-identified primary care EMR data available for research and to be linked to other datasets.

Work with UTOPIAN

Learn how you can join the network
Contribute data, conduct research and engage with clinical research to strengthen family medicine’s research capacity.

Dr. Mike Evans explains primary care research and UTOPIAN

CFPC building research-readiness and QI in family medicine

Nov 10, 2022
Despite growing calls for anti-racism in health care, studies have shown that the world's top medical journals rarely publish articles on the topic of racism and health. So when the Canadian Medical Association Journal published two full special issues focused on Black health and anti-Black racism in health care in Canada, it was extraordinarily significant not only for the Black medical community, but for the medical profession at large.
Sep 30, 2022
Watch the video recording from DFCM's annual Award & Celebration Event, held on Sept. 20, 2022. Hosted by Drs. David White and Melanie Henry, the event celebrated DFCM Awards of Excellence, DFCM Program Awards and external awards. DFCM’s 13 senior promotion recipients were featured in a video compilation. Recipients of four highlighted awards were also featured.
Aug 14, 2022
We are pleased to recognize once again faculty, staff and learners for their hard work and successes—in clinical care, education, research, leadership and administration. Congratulations to all our 2022 award winners and thank you for your hard work and commitment during a challenging and ever-changing time.