RDoC’s Summit on A Resiliency Curriculum in Post-Graduate Medical Education was held on February 20, 2015 at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. The Summit brought together 50 participants from across Canada who represented an assortment of key groups within medical education, including:

  • Learner organizations (Resident Doctors of Canada, Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec, the Canadian Federation of Medical Students, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Section of Residents)
  • Provincial housestaff organizations (Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Newfoundland, Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Saskatchewan, Professional Association of Residents in the Maritime Provinces, Professional Association of Residents of Ontario, and Resident Doctors of British Columbia)
  • National medical stakeholders (Associate of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Physician Health Institute, Medical Council of Canada, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
  • Departments of post-graduate medical education and affiliated programs (Dalhousie, McMaster, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto)

The Summit was led by Dr. Nureen Sumar, Vice-President of RDoC, and Dr. Simon Moore, former President of CAIR, and included opening remarks from Dr. Christina Nowik, RDoC President, Ms. Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, a video greeting from the Honorable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, presentations by the DND/MHCC, and interactive group exercises and feedback sessions.