Dear Colleagues,

I am honoured to serve as your Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) President for 2020-2021. RDoC is a pan-Canadian organization that serves as the unified voice of over 10,000 members from various geographic regions, disciplines, and stages of training. Our diverse membership is united by a shared commitment to becoming excellent, caring physicians.

Residents across Canada continue to serve their patients amidst a global pandemic, while studying for their exams, caring for their loved ones, and persisting through residency. RDoC is here to advocate for you and your realities. Specifically, we will:

  • support and advocate for residents during COVID-19;
  • strengthen and expand diversity and equity in medicine;
  • continue to foster equitable and positive work environments at a systemic level to ensure no resident feels unsafe or unvalued at work; and,
  • reinforce open, honest, and concise communication to all residents by working collaboratively with our PHO partners.

I highly value medical education and strongly believe that residency should be a welcoming and empowering educational experience. It is a privilege to serve my fellow colleagues as the President of RDoC, and I thank you for putting your trust in me. Transparency and open communication are my top priorities and I assure you I will work hard to represent you.

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB and am a radiology resident at the University of Manitoba. I completed both my Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Doctor of Medicine at the University of Manitoba as well. I transitioned residencies from Internal Medicine to Diagnostic Radiology and believe both of these experiences will enable me to be an excellent clinician.

Outside of medicine, I like to volunteer and mentor in my Korean community. I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and also love to travel. My current bucket-list countries include Greece, Peru and Singapore.

I am here to listen to your concerns so that RDoC can accurately represent your voice. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me in person, via email, or via social media. I look forward to hearing from you. Together, let us make a powerful impact and improve Canadian medical education, and ultimately influence Canada’s healthcare system and patient care for generations to come.


Esther Kim
RDoC President 2020-2021