NATIONAL RESIDENT SURVEY
RDoC conducts regular membership surveys to help support our policy development and advocacy efforts. Information obtained through these surveys allows us to effectively advocate for improved post-graduate training in Canada, both directly through the work of our organization and indirectly by sharing the knowledge obtained through publication and other educational forums.
Questions, data segments or analysis from the National Resident Survey may be shared externally upon request. Details about the process and an online request form are located here.
RDoC distributed this iteration of the survey in November 2020. Issues examined included:
diversity in PGME; bullying in the training environment; mental health (burnout, mental illness, and substance use); the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on residency training; physician mobility; the residency transfer process; and transition to practice and health human resources.
RDoC distributed this iteration of the survey in April 2018. Issues examined included issues including: competency-based medical education (CBME), transition to practice, work-life balance, fatigue risk management, and intimidation and harassment.
Our 2015 National Resident Survey has a response rate of 15.8% and included the following topics: residency experience, handovers, evaluation and assessment, mentorship, career counselling, and practice management.
Our 2013 National Resident Survey had a response rate of 22.8% and included the following topics: work hours and fatigue, patient handovers, mentorship, career counseling, transfers, and employment opportunities.
Our 2012 National Resident Survey had a response rate of 29.1% and included the following topics: global health, educational experience, residency experience, employment opportunities, and health human resources.