Rudy and Rita Koehler Family Medicine Teaching Unit

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Need a physician for your obstetrical care?

The FMTU is accepting new obstetrics patients. Contact us if you are looking for a family physician to ensure comprehensive care for you and your baby before, during and after your pregnancy.


Affiliated with the University of Toronto, North York General Hospital (NYGH) has a strong history of preparing future physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to work in interprofessional teams in a community academic hospital setting.

Located on the 4th floor of the General site (4001 Leslie Street), the Rudy and Rita Koehler Family Medicine Teaching Unit is part of NYGH’s Family and Community Medicine Program.

Undergraduate program

Under the Family Medicine Undergraduate Program, medical students in their 3rd and 4th year of study are identified as clerks. They receive training and experience under the guidance of staff family physicians who have faculty appointments in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto.

The Undergraduate Program is open to students in the Undergraduate Medical Program at the University of Toronto and for visiting elective medical students from other universities.

Postgraduate program

North York General Hospital is one of the most popular training sites for University of Toronto Family Medicine Residents (students). Our program stresses working in both the community and the hospital. Residents get grounding in the care most commonly needed in the community while working one-on-one with a staff physician.

Each year, about 32 family medicine residents receive their core training at our hospital. Residents are from the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and are medical school graduates who are training to specialize in family medicine. The two-year program leads to eligibility for certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Residents in the postgraduate program work with a family physician a half-day per week throughout their two years, and for two to four months on an intensive basis. They receive training in community-based family practice settings as well as hospital-based specialties, including obstetrics, paediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, geriatrics, psychiatry and emergency services.

Residents take part in a variety of community-based experiences including palliative care, nutrition, dermatology, social work, sports medicine and substance abuse. Residents from other hospitals and other programs also do core and elective rotations at North York General.