Family Medicine

Our Mission

Through respectful collaboration, the Discipline of Family Medicine (DFM) delivers excellence in learner-centred, and evidence-informed education, patient-centered research and comprehensive primary care; meets the unique needs of diverse people and communities we serve; and advocates for equity in health.

Our Vision

To advance health through leadership in socially accountable education, research, and patient-centred care.

Who We Are:
  • University and community practitioners

What We Value:
  • The four principles of family medicine:
  1. The family physician is a skilled clinician.
  2. Family medicine is a community-based discipline.
  3. The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population.
  4. The patient-doctor relationship is central to the role of the family physician.
  • Evidence based practice
  • Rural skills emphasis
  • Partnerships with allied health professionals and other medical disciplines
  • Community and practice leadership

What We Do:
  • Practice in a wide variety of settings
  • Research family medicine attitudes, skills, and knowledge
  • Educate health professionals at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Promote Family Medicine locally, provincially, and nationally