About Us

Mission and Goals

Mission

The College of Family Physicians of Canada is a national voluntary organization of family physicians that makes continuing medical education of its members mandatory.

The College strives to improve the health of Canadians by promoting high standards of medical education and care in family practice, by contributing to public understanding of healthy living, by supporting ready access to family physician services and by encouraging research and disseminating knowledge about family medicine.

Goals

As the voice of family medicine in Canada, The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) will:

  • champion quality health care for all people in Canada;
  • support its members in providing quality patient care through education, research and the promotion of best practices;
  • ensure that the role of the family physician is well understood and widely valued.

The Four Principles of Family Medicine

  • The family physician is a skilled clinician;
  • The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population;
  • Family medicine is a community-based discipline;
  • The doctor-patient relationship is primary to the role of the family physician.
 
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