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Specialty Matters | Ce qui compte en médecine

Specialty Matters/Ce qui compte en médecine is a podcast that connects and unites Royal College Fellows from all practice environments. Through authentic dialogue, the conversations aim to support continuing professional development for CanMEDS roles outside the medical expert role, utilizing a humanities-based approach. Tune-in to explore a spectrum of perspectives, innovative concepts, and actionable insights that resonate across specialties. Earn MOC credits under Section 2 for each episode.  

Questions or suggestions for the podcast?  Contact the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada at The opinions and views expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely their own and do not necessarily represent those of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This podcast originates from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The Royal College offices are located on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe People.


Ce qui compte en médecine/Specialty Matters est un balado qui réunisse des membres du Collège royal de tous les horizons. Ces rencontres donnent lieu à des dialogues authentiques, qui visent à cultiver le développement professionnel continu des rôles CanMEDS autres que celui d’expert médical, à l’aide d’une approche ancrée dans les sciences humaines. Venez explorer divers points de vue, des concepts novateurs et des idées concrètes qui s’appliquent à tout l’éventail des spécialités. Chaque épisode vous permet d’obtenir des crédits de la section 2 du programme de MDC.

Vous avez des questions ou des suggestions? Communiquez avec le Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada à Les opinions et points de vue exprimés par les invité(e)s de ce balado sont uniquement les leurs et ne représentent pas nécessairement ceux du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada

Ce balado est produit par le Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada. Les bureaux du Collège royal se trouvent sur le territoire traditionnel non cédé du peuple algonquin anichinabé.


May 1, 2024

Have you ever accidentally used the wrong pronoun when speaking to a learner, colleague, or patient? Did you freeze, try to correct the mistake, or let it slide? Are you striving for inclusivity but worried about causing offense or making a mistake?

Join 4th year medical student Douglas Lebo (they/them) as they delve into key aspects of queer and trans vocabulary, providing clarity on essential umbrella terms. They also highlight examples of microaggressions and offers practical tips for addressing mistakes when they happen.

Douglas discusses the roles medical specialists play in being allies and standing up for what’s right, emphasizing the importance of open conversations about learning and unlearning. Being open-minded, willing, and humble are crucial to the ongoing journey of personal growth and improvement.

A challenge from today’s episode: Consider reflecting on the type of medicine you aspire to practice whilst being the type of leader who fosters inclusivity for learners, colleagues, and patients.

Douglas is the Administrator for the Canadian Queer Medical Students Association


Article referred to by Dr. Lefebvre

Academic Medicine abstract (2019) Progress in Medicine Is Slower to Happen”: Qualitative Insights Into How Trans and Gender Nonconforming Medical Students Navigate Cisnormative Medical Cultures at Canadian Training Programs