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Since we began in 1967, the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University has always focused on growth. Growth in size, growth in innovation and growth in teaching excellence. As primary care continues to evolve, so too do our efforts to educate and inspire world-class family physicians.

In our programs, family is more than our medical specialty – it is the organizational structure that unites our team. Our diverse group of faculty members, administrative staff and allied health professionals come together to build the kind of well-rounded education a physician needs to embark on a career in family medicine today.

At McMaster, innovation is found not only through “what” you learn and do, but also “how” you learn and do. We are committed to providing you with the best possible training. Whether at a large teaching unit in an urban centre or a practice in a smaller community or rural environment, we offer a wide variety of locations as your Family Medicine home base.

Our mission is to prepare outstanding family doctors, create and disseminate knowledge, and advance and integrate the principles and values of Family Medicine.