Welcome to The Hub – Family Medicine, the online study guide for the third year medicine clerkship course in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

This online guide was created to address students’ need for up to date, relevant and distilled resources for clinical reference and study during the Family and Community Medicine rotation. Our revised Hub is designed to provide references and resources for all core objectives for the course, and it should be used to complement the clinical experiences and seminars that students encounter during their rotation.


The content that is referenced on The Hub includes journal articles, guidelines, videos and online learning modules.  Where we have been able to obtain permission from the copyright holder, resources have been posted on the website.  Other resources may be accessed by following the links listed under each topic.  Please note that some articles may only be accessed through a University of Toronto networked computer.

The content for each topic has been reviewed by at least two University of Toronto faculty members to ensure the appropriateness of the information. The content will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that it is kept up to date.


The website is owned by the Undergraduate Education Committee of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.


We would like to acknowledge the following people who helped to support the development of our revised Hub. In particular, we would like to extend a special thank you to Cheryl O’Donoghue. Without her dedication and commitment, the completion of this project would not have been possible.

Ruby Alvi
Kira Bensimon
Amy Chen
Elaine Cheng
Natascha Crispino
Kangping Cui
Robert Doherty
Samantha Dunnigan
Tony D’Urzo
Jen Everson
Sarah Fleming
Jason Hermenegildo
Rebecca Jackson
Kim Kent
Sofia Khan
Stephanie Klein
Winny Li
Dara Maker
Jovana Milenkovic
Azi Moaveni
Melissa Nutik
Cheryl O’Donoghue
James Owen
Esther Rosenthal
Jordana Sacks
Priya Sood
Andrew Sparrow
Christine Stewart
Piero Tartaro
Sharonie Valin
Dave Wheler
Trish Windrim
Sherylan Young
Catherine Yu


Sherylan Young, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Assistant Professor
Clerkship Curriculum Coordinator
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Toronto

Azadeh Moaveni, MD CCFP
Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Medical Education Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Toronto