Join us and help to shape the environment we work and train in!

RDoC is the national resident voice and catalyst for solutions to create the best possible resident training experience. Our volunteers play an essential role in these efforts.

RDoC’s volunteer campaign is now accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Resident Surveyors (Accreditation) – Applications are accepted throughout the year

Available Positions

Resident surveyors volunteer as members of a Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) accreditation survey team, during scheduled full accreditation surveys and external reviews. This experience provides a unique opportunity to see how a program is currently meeting residency accreditation standards and to participate in a program’s quality assurance and quality improvement process. External reviews and full accreditation surveys occur on-site or virtually, at the institution and/or program undergoing accreditation.

Surveyor Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Review all pre-survey material prior to the full survey or external review;
  • Attend teleconferences and respond to email communications and deadlines in a timely manner;
  • Participate in site visits and team meetings (virtually or on-site) during the accreditation process;
  • Follow the guidelines and instructions set forth by the Royal College and CFPC on the accreditation visit.
  • A high degree of confidentiality, discretion and professionalism is required.

The RDoC office draws upon our pool of interested volunteers throughout the year when the Royal College’s and CFPC’s full surveys and external review dates are confirmed. Selected volunteers are contacted via email and asked to confirm their availability. Full accreditation surveys are generally one week in length and External Reviews are generally one or two days in length.

Applications for Resident Surveyors are accepted throughout the year.

Apply online here


RDoC seeks solutions-oriented individuals who can contribute to the betterment of the lives of their fellow residents. Residents from any specialty, PGY, and the 13 faculties of medicine where RDoC members train are encouraged to apply.

RDoC takes into account a number of factors when making volunteer selections, including:

  • A mix of disciplines
  • A mix of training and practice settings
  • Specialty representation
  • Regional representation and geographic distribution
  • Gender representation

Applicants will be assessed and selected based on the following competencies:

  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Advocacy skills and experience
  • Capacity to communicate
  • Knowledge of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME)
  • Previous RDoC volunteer activity
  • Willingness to learn
  • Followership skills and experience

RDoC is committed to advocating for safe and positive working and learning environments in medicine that are free of systemic racism for all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We encourage applicants from BIPOC communities, and all applicants have the opportunity to self-identify as members of BIPOC communities in the application form. RDoC’s statement on Racism can be read here.

RDoC volunteers from 2019-2020 or earlier who wish to continue volunteering with RDoC are asked to confirm their interest by submitting an application.

Your application will be retained for a period of one year and will be reviewed periodically as volunteer positions become open.

Contact Us

For any volunteer-related inquiries, please contact us at volunteers@residentdoctors.ca.