Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our members. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster excellence in training, wellness, and patient care. We cultivate meaningful dialogue with our members and Provincial Housestaff Organizations to provide the perspective of resident doctors on national medical education issues. We strive to optimize the ongoing education and professional development of resident doctors, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the best health and care for patients.

RDoC’s statement of purpose is summarized by three main pillars:

Quality of Residency Education and Training

Providing the resident voice on national systemic issues that impact the quality of resident education and training.

Humane Medical Culture

Working to advance the development of a humane medical culture and system to improve resident well-being and medical education to create the best possible resident life in Canada. 

Collaborate with Stakeholders

Maintaining RDoC’s liaison work with other organizations and institutions on issues that affect the interests of resident physicians working in Canada.