Degree Division
Clinical Public Health Division
Program Contact
Dr. Barry Pakes

Royal College Fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine

The public health and preventive medicine physician deals with populations or groups rather than with individuals. In conjunction with other health professionals and members of the community, the public health and preventive medicine physician measures the health needs of the community and develops methods of improving levels of health.

The Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program is an accredited post-graduate training program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Application can only be made through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CARMS). An official description of the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program can be found at the CARMS website.

Visit Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program website

Regulations regarding the residency program can be obtained from the:

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Promenade Echo Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5N8

For more information about:

  • Residency programs at the University of Toronto:
  • History of the Community Medicine program in PHS:
    • Click here for “30 Years of Excellence – Community Medicine at U of T”
    • Click here for “The Past, Present, and Future of Public Health Specialty Medicine in
      Canada: Celebrating 40 years of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the
      University of Toronto”

Program Director: Dr. Barry Pakes