The Byron Family Medical Centre (BFMC) was officially opened October 11, 1978, as the second Family Practice Unit under the auspices of the former Victoria Hospital, now the London Health Sciences Centre. BFMC was established as a primary care unit that could provide not only exemplary patient care, but also be a key link between the community, particulary the Byron community of London, and the hospital. It would also provide a clinical teaching site for residents in Family Medicine and, as such, be a key link between a clinical community site and the University. Most importantly, BFMC was established to provide primary health care to a stable patient population through an interdisciplinary team approach that continues to this day. The Centre prides itself on continually working toward excellence in patient-centered team based care, teaching, and research.