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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.


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...

Nov 4, 2022

Il existe une science interdisciplinaire relativement nouvelle qu’on appelle santé planétaire. De quoi s’agit-il? C’est, en bref, la science qui étudie la santé de la civilisation humaine et des systèmes naturels dont dépend l’écosystème tout entier.
La santé des patients (non seulement au Canada,...

Sep 21, 2022

What is a territorial acknowledgement? Why and when should we acknowledge our land? More to the point – how can medical specialists create a truly meaningful territorial acknowledgement? Is there a risk in not doing them well, especially in a virtual world, and will falling short cause more harm?
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Sep 1, 2022

Physician Wellness: Let’s Reset

Physician wellness is not only important for doctors… it’s critically important for patients (and for your family).

Allow yourself 25 minutes to disconnect, and listen as Dr. Mamta Gautam, FRCPC guides you through the 5Cs of resilience:  connections, confidence/control, commitment,...

Jul 14, 2022

Clean Air. Clean Water. Clean Soil. Basic elements for life on this planet for current and future generations. Climate change is the greatest threat to population health.

Physicians and surgeons have a primary ethical responsibility to do no harm to patients. And this includes doing no harm to the planet. The notion of...