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Family Medicine & Primary Care (PhD)

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Family Medicine & Primary Care offered by the Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes interdisciplinary and collaborative learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in original thinking, knowledge synthesis, and academic writing to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

Keywords: global health, medical education, quantitative, qualitative, and methods, participatory research, Indigenous health, Inuit health, physician, international, health service and policy research.

Unique Program Features

  • The program provides research training to family physicians, and exceptionally, other health professionals, and students interested in medical education research;
  • The program focuses on patient-oriented, community-based research using innovative methodologies and participatory approaches;
  • Research topics in the field of family medicine and primary health care cross conventional discipline boundaries and research traditions;
  • The Department is committed to helping admitted students secure adequate funding for their research and studies.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Department Contact

Graduate Program graduateprograms.fammed [at] (subject: PhD%20in%20Family%20Medicine%20and%20Primary%20Care) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 January 15
WINTER February 15 August 1 November 10

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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