AREAS OF FOCUS
RDoC’s work focuses on a variety of issues that are of importance to resident doctors. At any time, we are actively working in a number of the following areas.
Select a topic below for background information and resources.
We work to ensure that residents with unique physical, cognitive, or psychological needs can navigate their training and their places of work.
Accreditation is a peer-reviewed process of continuous quality assurance, based on national standards common to all post-graduate medical education (PGME) institutions and training programs in Canada.
We provide various supports to help ensure a sustainable health care system through effective physician resource planning and training, and by helping new doctors find jobs.
CBME is an important theme in medical education today. Through advocacy, RDoC plays a central role in CBME development in Canada.
We work to ensure that the medical education system produces the best possible output of physicians to meet the needs of society and doctors alike.
As both learners and front-line care providers, resident doctors need programs to help manage their often lengthy consecutive hours on duty.
We work with partners to define the scope of global health and to advocate for medical care for under-resourced and/or marginalized populations locally, nationally, and abroad.
We advocate for the proper management of physician healthy human resources, which is critically important in a publicly funded system.
RDoC advocates for residency programs to focus on creating and maintaining a positive work environment for everyone.
We advocate for structured programs of mentorship, which we believe is an integral component of the education and professional development of resident doctors.
RDoC is advocating for a national licensure, which would allow physicians to provide care across provinces and territories.
We are committed to promoting the development of strategies and enhancing our medical education curriculum to prepare residents with the knowledge, skills and competencies in opioid use and abuse and pain management and addictions.
As front-line health providers, resident doctors are often responsible for patient handover, and we advocate for a formal handover curriculum.
To ensure seamless transitions from training to practice, we believe that all residents must receive standardized practice management training in non-clinical skills.
An increasingly wide range of data is collected about resident physicians during their training. We advocate for the appropriate storage and protection of learner personal data.
Residents may transfer from one residency program to another for many reasons. RDoC developed a series of national principles around transfer policies.
RDoC's peer-led Resiliency Curriculum is designed to help mitigate stress and optimize performance, while advocating for a standardized approach to address the high rates of resident burnout.