COMMITTEES

The bulk of RDoC’s work on behalf of its members takes place at the Committee level, with direction from the Board of Directors. Committee members can be Board members or general RDoC members, depending on the terms of reference. RDoC’s Executive Director sits on all RDoC Committees in an ex officio capacity, with the exception of the Human Resources Committee.

Select a committee below for more information:

The RDoC Awards Program honours individuals or organizations who have contributed to improving resident wellbeing, medical education, and resident life in Canada. Past recipients have included residents, program directors, postgraduate medical education (PGME) administrators, and organizations that support residents. The Awards Committee is responsible both for the annual nomination and selection process of the RDoC Awards recipients and RDoC nominations for awards bestowed by our stakeholders.

The Committee meets by teleconference three times a year.

For more information, email awards@residentdoctors.ca.

The Executive Committee is a resource to the Board of Resident Doctors of Canada. It leads the whole Board in its thinking, priorities establishment, agenda setting; and, in carrying out important representational and/or official work of the Board between meetings. The Executive is comprised of the President, Vice President, Past President, Board Chair, and Treasurer.

The committee meets via teleconference or in person quarterly in advance of Board meetings and additionally as required.

For more information, email executive@residentdoctors.ca.

The Finance Audit & Risk Committee (FARC) acts as a primary resource to the RDoC Board, providing financial & legal oversight in collaboration with the Executive Director, Treasurer, contract finance professionals, and external auditor. FARC comprises the President, the Treasurer, and 3-4 other RDoC Board members, one of whom serves as Chair.

The committee meets via teleconference or in person quarterly in advance of Board meetings and additionally as required.

For more information, email farc@residentdoctors.ca.

The Governance & Nominating Committee (GNC) acts as a primary resource to the RDoC Board in the advancement of best practices in the area of governance practices and procedures of the Board. The committee works with RDoC members across Canada, plus provincial housestaff organizations (PHOs), to find suitable candidates for nomination to the Board and for selection to other volunteer positions. GNC is comprised of the Vice-President, the Board Chair, Board members from each of the 7 regions.

GNC meets by teleconference or in person at least quarterly in advance of Board meetings and additionally as required.

For more information, email gnc@residentdoctors.ca.

The Human Resources Committee (HRC) oversees human resources matters relating to the Executive Director position. HRC is comprised of RDoC’s Executive Officers (the President, Vice-President, Past President, Board Chair, and Treasurer).

HRC meets by teleconference or in person at least quarterly in advance of Board meetings and additionally as required. HRC also meets with the Executive Director four times a year, (including two in person meetings).

For more information, email hrc@residentdoctors.ca.

The Practice Committee works on behalf of the RDoC Board of Directors to oversee the creation and realization of activities relating to Strategic Direction #1 “Training: to optimize the continuum of medical education,” and specifically to the goals of supporting the delivery of patient-centered care and seamless transitions from training into practice. Key areas of activity for this Committee include health human resources, career planning, entry disciplines, practice management and social accountability.

The Committee meets in person 1-2 times a year, and by teleconference in between Board meetings.

Read more about the activities of the Practice Committee here.

For more information, email practice@residentdoctors.ca.

The Regional Networking Committee (RNC) provides a forum for information exchange between Provincial Housestaff Organization (PHO) affiliates of RDoC. The committee also works to enhance communications between RDoC and the PHOs and encourages collaboration to advance regional initiatives. Areas of discussion may include, but are not limited to: negotiations support, contractual issues, coordination of RDoC Committee work with that of PHOs, and assistance to any PHO that requests aid.

RNC is comprised of nine members, including the seven PHO presidents or their designated Board member plus the RDoC President and Vice-President.

RNC meets via teleconference or in person quarterly in advance of Board meetings and additionally as required. PHO staff are also invited to participate in in person RNC meetings.

For more information, email rnc@residentdoctors.ca.

The Resiliency Working Group works on behalf of the RDoC Board of Directors to oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of the RDoC Resiliency Curriculum. This initiative relates directly to Strategic Direction #2 – “Wellness: to enrich the experience of medical education as trainees, teachers, and clinicians to inspire a redefined work environment for resident physicians, promote a culture of respect, and to champion the good health of Canadian resident physicians in mind, body, and spirit.”

The Working Group meets in person once a year, and by teleconferences in between Board meetings.

Read more about the activities of the Resiliency Working Group here.

For more information, contact resiliency@residentdoctors.ca.

The Training Committee works on behalf of the RDoC Board of Directors to oversee the creation and realization of Resident Doctors’ activities relating to Strategic Direction #1 “Training: To optimize the continuum of medical education,” and specifically to the goals of contributing to and advocating on national curriculum development, accreditation, certification, licensure and examination policy and resident matching.

The committee meets in person once a year, and by teleconference in between Board meetings.

Read more about the activities of the Training Committee here.

For more information, email training@residentdoctors.ca.

The Wellness Committee works on behalf of the RDoC Board of Directors to oversee the creation and realization of RDoC activities relating to Strategic Direction #2 – “Wellness: to enrich the experience of medical education as trainees, teachers, and clinicians to inspire a redefined work environment for resident physicians, promote a culture of respect, and to champion the good health of Canadian resident physicians in mind, body, and spirit.”

The committee meets in person once a year, and by teleconference in-between Board meetings.

Read more about the activities of the Wellness Committee here.

For more information, email wellness@residentdoctors.ca.