Practice is one of RDoC’s key strategic directions. Through practice, we seek to ensure the development of high-quality medical practitioners who meet societal needs and to optimize learners’ transitions throughout the continuum of medical education in these ways:

  • anticipating and providing leadership on physician health human resource (HHR) planning and medical education reform;
  • advancing the social accountability mandate;
  • supporting informed career decision making and seamless transitions from training into practice; and
  • partnering and collaborating with stakeholders as the national leader on resident issues.

Select a topic below for background information, current activities, recent presentations, and related publications.


Proper management of physician health human resources (HHR) is an essential component of quality health care. In a publicly funded system, it is critically important to achieve value, effectiveness, and efficiency in the utilization and expenditure of health care resources. Read more >


A sustainable health care system requires effective physician resource planning and training that ensures an appropriate specialty mix that is responsive to population needs. As resident doctors prepare for their careers, they need supports to find jobs when the time comes. Read more >


Social accountability is intrinsic to medicine and has been identified as an overarching or guiding principle for RDoC’s work. Read more >


To ensure seamless transitions from training to practice, all residents must receive standardized practice management training in the non-clinical skills (i.e., legal, administrative and financial) necessary for physicians to practice within their specialties. Read more >


Entry disciplines considers whether the medical education system is designed to produce the best possible output of physicians to meet societal needs, allow sufficient flexibility for re-entry/switching career paths, and support informed student career choice/decision-making. Read more >