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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is bringing colleagues together to talk about what's top of mind in specialty medicine - from learning to wellness to sustainable health care. We’ll hear from diverse voices, explore new ideas, and leave you with practical tips. Subscribe to this podcast for inspiration from peers, insider knowledge, and a sense of community. Who knows – one idea might spark another!  Please get in touch at  with any suggestions or feedback on this podcast. Transcripts in English and French are available upon request.

Note: We’ve updated this podcast name to Specialty Matters following feedback that the word scoop can be associated with the 60’s Scoop – the traumatic removal of Indigenous children from their homes and communities. In true reconciliation we recognize the harm and suffering caused to Indigenous families, communities, and people as well as continuing our own efforts to unlearn and learn.

Le Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada rassemble des collègues pour discuter d’idées de premier plan en médecine spécialisée; de l’apprentissage au bien-être en passant par les soins de santé durables. Ce sera l’occasion d’entendre des voix diverses, d’explorer de nouvelles idées et d’obtenir des conseils pratiques. Abonnez-vous à ce balado pour vous laisser inspirer par vos pairs, obtenir des informations du milieu et accroître votre sentiment d’appartenance à la communauté. Qui sait? Une idée pourrait en susciter d’autres! N’hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos suggestions ou commentaires à l’adresse Nous pouvons fournir des transcriptions sur demande en français et en anglais.

Remarque : Nous avons changé le nom anglais du balado, qui s’intitule maintenant Specialty Matters, car on nous a fait remarquer que le mot « scoop » peut être associé à la rafle des années 60, soit le retrait traumatisant d’enfants autochtones de leur foyer et de leur communauté. Dans un véritable esprit de réconciliation, nous reconnaissons la souffrance et le préjudice causés aux familles, aux communautés et aux peuples autochtones, et nous poursuivons nos efforts de désapprentissage et d’apprentissage.

Apr 21, 2023

How we treat Mother Earth today impacts the health of our future population. Let’s take time to reflect on how a collective view of one health, along with a few simple principles, can kickstart happier medical specialists… leading to happier and healthier patients.

Join Sarah Funnell, MD, FRCPC as she encourages...

Mar 31, 2023

Delivering patient-centered care for Canada’s diverse population requires inclusive practices and inclusive learning spaces. This country’s unique cultures and identities should be reflected in clinical and educational spaces.

Umberin Najeeb MD, FRCPC unpacks simple ways to encourage all medical learners, staff, and...

Mar 6, 2023

“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open so that others can pass through.” – Rosemary Brown 

Join host Guylaine Lefebvre, MD, FRCSC, as she explores gender equity versus equality in medicine with her two friends, colleagues and mentors: Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, FRCSC and Modupe...

Jan 31, 2023

Stumble… make mistakes… fall… but don’t give up. Words of encouragement from this month’s guest, Aimée Bouka, MD, CCFP. 

Dr. Bouka reflects on the anti-oppression landscape in the Canadian medical system. She shares insight into the relatively new involvement and desire (at the institutional level) to...

Dec 22, 2022

Who am I? Where am I? What am I? Allow yourself compassion as you reflect on these questions.

Allan Peterkin, MD, FRCPC, shines a light on the importance of Narrative-Based Medicine and the Health Humanities in a physician’s professional and personal journey. He dives into the concept of the human side of medicine...