Resident Doctors of Canada Launches “Inside The Lives of Canada’s Resident Doctors” Anthology

Anthology of stories, poems, and visual art by thirty-six residents from across Canada

OTTAWA – Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) today launched “Inside The Lives of Canada’s Resident Doctors,” the first anthology of stories about Canadian residents’ experiences in medical training.

“As a resident doctor, you occupy two worlds simultaneously,” said Dr. Vivian Tam, a Family Medicine resident at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tam is also the Team Lead for the RDoC Communications Project Team. “The stories in this new anthology demonstrate that occupying this liminal space is a challenging, rewarding, and dizzyingly fast-paced journey.”

The book features memoirs, essays, stories, poems, photographs and visual art by thirty-six residents across Canada, who drew from their personal experiences in medical education.

“One resident navigates the emotions behind her decision to switch programs; another experiences the sacrifices of starting a family during residency,” says Dr. Tam, describing some of the anthology contributions. “Another switches from doctor to patient with a case of appendicitis.”

“Throughout, the writers and artists depict the challenges, rewards, and lessons of this unique time in a physician’s life, as only residents could.”

The book is available for purchase on the RDoC website. Its official virtual launch will take place in August, with readings from contributors and a Q&A session with the residents who edited the book. Visit for more information and follow RDoC’s Twitter page for more updates.

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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 membership. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster excellence in training, wellness, and patient care.