Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team


In the Department of Family and Community Medicine, we have supervised students from chiropractic, dietetics, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, and social work teaching and learning together about family medicine. This is called interprofessional education. Having your health care providers learn and work together means better care for you.

How you can help our students

You are the best teachers for the students in our department. By letting students know what they should keep doing and what they should change, you can help them a lot. Here are some ways of telling students how you feel:

“I liked it when you … because …
“When you …, I felt …
“Before you …, it would help if …
After you …, I was …
I thought you did … very well. It felt ….

What is a medical student?

  • A medical student is in the process of completing medical school. They may be early in their training (first or second year) and getting their first exposure to family medicine, or later in their training (third or fourth year) and gaining more knowledge and skills in the clinic.
  • Medical students may be asked to start the appointment with you, but they are always working with a staff doctor who will finish the visit with you with the student beside them.
  • After graduating from medical school, they will begin a residency program in one of a variety of different disciplines including family medicine.

What is a family medicine resident?

  • A family medicine resident is a medical doctor, who has completed medical school and is training to become a family physician.
  • Residents are more independent than medical students, but they are always supervised by staff doctors who give them advice about your care.
  • Residents are available to see you at least one afternoon each week
  • After two years in training, residents can write the family medicine certification exam


Our residents

Family Practice Unit at 61 Queen

Dr. Karalyn Dueck
Dr. Sammena Imran
Dr. Ginah Kim
Dr. Raghav Modh
Dr. Anisha Prasad

Dr. David Sung
Dr. Priyanka Chowdhury
Dr. David Lawrence
Dr. Emma Jeavons
Dr. Anjuli Little

Health Centre at 410

Dr. Caroline Jeon
Dr. Oren Krajden
Dr. Meera Nathwani
Dr. Anjori Pasricha
Dr. Hana Thomas

Dr. Kathryn Dorman
Dr. Haley Hatch
Dr. Caitlin Christie
Dr. Nena-Rae Watson
Dr. Manjot Sarao

St. James Town Health Centre

Dr. Shazeen Bandukwala
Dr. Nikki Bozinoff
Dr. Laura Easty

Dr. Michael Benusic
Dr. Erin Rogers
Dr. Anushi Sivarajah

St. Lawrence Health Centre

Dr. Ibrahim Oladapo
Dr. Diane Wu

Dr. Esther Ernst
Dr. Ferase Rammo

Health Centre at 80 Bond

Dr. Shannon Bunn
Dr. Stephen Hawrylyshyn
Dr. Owen Lee
Dr. Caroline Ruderman
Dr. Alexander Summers

Dr. Gautam Goel
Dr. Lilia Lavallee
Dr. Kyle Lee
Dr. Monique Moller
Dr. Theodore Small

Our education partners are University of Toronto, Ryerson University and The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

For more information about the education program, please check the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine website.

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