Family Medicine


Our goal is to produce competent, caring, full service family physicians with a passion for serving their community.

The Family Medicine residency is purposefully designed to expose residents to challenges and responsibilities that will help them become strong, well-rounded physicians. This includes providing 24hr overnight call, serving in a variety of acute and ambulatory clinical settings and delivering excellent patient care to a variety of patient populations.

Applicants to the program must apply through CaRMS. Please see the CaRMS website for guidelines and requirements.

The department offers Longitudinal Clinical Experience in family medicine in years 1 and 2 of medical school and family medicine clerkships in years 3 and 4, in urban and rural community settings, to consolidate knowledge learned in the first two years. Family medicine elective are also available.

General practitioners comprise a large part of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry contributing as small-group facilitators, lecturers, course co-ordinators, and as preceptors for your Longitudinal Clinical Experience in Family Medicine (LCE-FM) and Clerkship rotations.

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Train Here, Practice Anywhere

The postgraduate program offers a two-year family medicine residency program in both urban and rural community settings, and options for third-year specialties with nationally-recognized faculty in well established programs of care of the elderly, sport and exercise medicine, palliative care, emergency medicine, and anesthesiology.

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Engage. Discover. Change.

The research program of the Department of Family Medicine builds research capacity, demonstrates impact, builds meaningful engagement and makes research meaningful to the practice of family medicine.

Learn more about Research

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Family Medicine News

  • Spotlight on Dr. Donald Chan

    December 13, 2021

    Dr. Donald Chan is a community preceptor with the Department of Family Medicine at the Pallisades Medical Clinic, one of the recipient clinics of the department's Urban Clerkship of the Year Award for 2020-2021

  • Spotight on Dr. Peter Tian

    November 04, 2021

    We spoke to Peter about his medical career, his thoughts on research administration and the world's greatest invention.

  • A Q&A with Krittika Bali

    October 07, 2021

    Our latest featured learner, Krittika Bali, joined the Department of Family Medicine as a research student during the summer of 2021. We recently spoke to her about her experience and what she wants other learners to know about research.

  • Spotlight on Carolina Fernandes

    October 07, 2021

    Carolina recently spoke to us about her work with the BETTER Institute, visiting communities across Canada and her favorite podcasts.

  • Research Development Rounds

    September 09, 2021

    Researchers all have their usual collaborators or team members, but sometimes it really helps to get outside perspective and input. Research Development Rounds can also offer a new perspective and give insight into grant application and journal processes.

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