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Your New Program Chief!

Find out more about Dr. Grace Warmels , and her vision for our great program.
First iteration CaRMS
Match Results!
Our first iteration match results were released on March 1 st .
What were the results?
Tips for reducing burnout
A Message from the Chair

How can we support one another and reduce burnout in our challenging working and learning environments?
Supporting Olympic and Paralympic
athletes in PyeongChang

Who is in South Korea supporting Canada’s athletes?
Research and Scholarship News
Most Ontarians wish to die at home, but the reality is very different

A new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), led by the DFM’s Dr. Peter Tanuseputro , shows end-of-life care like doctor house calls or in-home palliative care could reduce the chance of dying in hospital by about 50 per cent.
Join us on March 22, 2018 between 8:30am and 10:30am. View the poster . Join remotely at Would you like to be a presenter at Research Grand Rounds? Sign up Today!
Do you have a research poster we can put on display?

The DFM is looking for research posters to put up at our teaching space at 850 Peter Morand Crescent. If you have a poster you are interested in displaying, please contact .
Important Announcements
IMPORTANT: Complete a Direct Deposit Form

The DFM has eliminated payments made by cheque to reduce cost and increase efficiency.  If you have not already done so, please make sure that you have sent DFM Finance your Direct Deposit Form and HST form at in order to avoid any disruption to your payments .
OCFP Awards – Call for Nominations now open

Information on the awards is available online . Nominations close on Friday, April 13 th
Register for the inaugural Sharing Tools for Excellence in Practice (STEP) Conference

Offered by the Ontario College of Family Physicians, this conference on June 15, 2018 in Ottawa brings together health-care leaders to share the latest findings and deliver relevant, evidence-based clinical pearls and tools to apply in practice. Register today!  
In the coming months, our urban academic teaching sites can look forward to more information on Petal MD , which will allow you to check and update schedules in real-time on any device! Visit the Petal MD website for more information .
DFM Coffee House

When: March 28, 2018 at 7pm
Where: Irene’s Pub 885 Bank St

Contact to sign up as a performer!
Register for
Journées Montfort!

Journées Montfort is an annual medical and interdisciplinary educational conference that will be held on April 19 and 20, 2018. Registration for this event is open to all health care professionals. Please note that all activities for this conference are held in French only. Register now!
Call for Facilitators for FMIG Clinical Skills Day!

We are looking for leaders to facilitate sessions on vaginal delivery, intubation, ultrasound, PAP test & IUD insertion, IV catheter insertion, IM injection, and suturing & skin biopsy. If you are interested in leading one of these sessions, please contact us at . View the poster .
Submit your abstract for Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day

Trillium Research Day is on June 6, 2018 at the Sheraton Toronto Centre. The DFM’s Dr. Sharon Johnston will deliver the Distinguished Lecture. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 17, 2018. More information is available online
Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 22

Friday, March 23

Friday, April 6

Tuesday, April 10

Saturday, April 14

Friday, April 20
Sustainability of a Primary Care-Driven eConsult Service . Electronic Consultation System Improves Access to Specialty Care. Annals of Family Medicine. By: Dr. Clare Liddy , et al.

Canada’s struggle to provide health care to northern communities . CBC’s The National. Featuring Dr. Michael Kirlew

Health system neglects northern patients by design . CBC News. Featuring Dr. Michael Kirlew

Palliative Care (Radio interview) . CBC All in a Day. Featuring Dr. Peter Tanuseputro

Fewer than 1 in 5 Ontarians receive doctor house calls or palliative home care in their last year of life. ICES News Release. Featuring Dr. Peter Tanuseputro, Dr. Doug Manuel et al .
Departmental Updates
Undergraduate Education

Read more for updates on:

  • CaRMS match results
  • FMIG

Postgraduate Education

Read more for updates on:

  • CaRMS
  • SOO Exams

Community Teaching

We look forward to seeing everyone at the  8th Annual Community Preceptor Retreat on March 23rd-24th at the  Wakefield Inn and Conference Centre . See you next week!
Faculty Development

As a DFM clinician teacher, why not have your training in medical education recognized through the Teaching Skills Attainment Award (TSAA) program?