Resiliency is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to adverse events. It is a critical trait for individuals working in high-risk environments such as healthcare. Resiliency can be fostered through the development of skills that allow individuals to effectively identify, cope with, and recover from challenging experiences.

RDoC’s Role

RDoC has focused on the development of a resiliency curriculum that is national in scope, drawing from the highly successful Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program created and implemented by the Canadian Armed Forces, and The Working Mind program taught by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).

RDoC’s Resiliency Curriculum is practical, skills-based, and designed to help mitigate stress and optimize performance. It is instrumental in helping medical residents overcome both the anticipated and the unexpected adversities of medical training. Resiliency training prepares residents to transition to long, rewarding, and sustainable careers − which yields benefits for patients and Canada’s healthcare system as a whole.