Resident Doctors of Canada Announces Five-Year Strategic Plan

OTTAWA – Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) has today published its Strategic Plan for 2018-2023. The plan builds on the success of RDoC to date and outlines the direction and focus of the organization for the next five years.

President Dr. Michael Arget said, “Our new Strategic Plan enables RDoC to continue to be the voice for over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada. It describes what we intend to achieve over the next five years and how we intend to achieve it.”

Irving Gold, RDoC’s Executive Director added, “RDoC’s strategic plan 2018-2023 was developed following extensive consultation and engagement with our volunteers, provincial partners, and stakeholder organizations. The plan will allow us to communicate the work of RDoC to our members in a clear and transparent way.”

The plan highlights six strategic objectives that will be prioritized over the next five years:

  • Building expertise on all aspects of the resident experience through research, collaboration and advocacy in support of RDoC’s mandate.
  • Collaborating with our provincial partners, national stakeholders, and governments to build positive, safe, and diverse learning and working environments in medicine.
  • Championing optimal, equitable, and sustainable health and wellness for all Canadians, including physicians.
  • Advocating for a needs-based, pan-Canadian physician human resources strategy that ensures Canada has the right physicians in the right place at the right time.
  • Empowering residents to successfully navigate transitions within training and into practice.
  • Providing experiential leadership opportunities for resident doctors at the national level.

The full plan can be found here.

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Beth Sneyd
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About Resident Doctors of Canada
Resident Doctors of Canada 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.