RDoC Awards FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions we’ve received about the RDoC Awards.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

Resident physicians and staff physicians who meet the requirements outlined for the Wellness and Medical Education Awards. Non-physicians who meet the requirements outlined for the Service to Resident Award. Serving RDoC Board members, Member Represenatives and Award Committee members are not eligible to receive an RDoC Award.

Who can submit a nomination?

Any member of Resident Doctors of Canada, Provincial Housestaff Organizations, Departments of Post-Graduate Medical Education, or any other organization associated with RDoC or post-graduate medical education.

Can I nominate an organization for an RDoC Award?

Yes, however, you will need to identify an individual as a point of contact.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, you can nominate yourself for an RDoC Award. To bolster your nomination, ensure you have strong letters of support.

Can I re-nominate someone I’ve nominated previously?

Yes, there is no limit on the number of times an individual can be nominated, provided they meet the requirements outlined for the Award.

Is the nomination deadline flexible?

Normally, the deadline is an established date. However, if circumstances warrant, RDoC may extend the deadline for nominations. No

What documentation is required to support my nomination?

  • As part of the nomination form, a 500 word maximum personal profile outlining contributions, innovations, creativity, leadership, and mentorship roles, and impact of the nominee’s work.
  • Up to 2 1-page letters of support from separate individuals or organizations familiar with the nominee’s activities.
  • A 2-3 page CV.

Any tips for my nomination package?

Review the Awards descriptions. Be comprehensive. Emphasize the nominee’s accomplishments and abilities. Keep it professional. Avoid irrelevant material. Avoid using biased language (e.g., gender). Put your nominee in the best light possible.

RDoC will follow-up with you if we feel your nomination package could be strengthened.