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Specialty Café

Specialty Café connects medical students to Royal College specialists and residents.

Hosted by med students and residents, this series provides a glimpse into the reality of a day in the life of a specialist and/or a resident. Who knows – you might find your specialty!

Feedspot has voted Specialty Café as one of the 10 Best Canadian Medical Podcasts. 

The Royal College produces a uniquely French version of this podcast with hosts Olivier Grimard and Christina Toma - Café des spécialités:

Nov 28, 2023

There’s a delicate balance between expertise and the profound humility that accompanies caring for patients and their families. Life as a Cardiologist is not just healing patients - it’s a journey in ongoing check-ins with yourself.

Today’s guest, Raja Hatem, MD, FRCPC tells host Cameron Wong that he chose...

Nov 14, 2023

Rhonda Zwingerman, MD, FRCSC recounts why snuggling her first Twiglet baby was so special.  Are you intrigued? Listen on! 

Would you thrive in a specialty that offers an 'awesome and amazing' combination of technology, patient counselling, and patient education? Can you see yourself being emotionally invested in your...

Oct 31, 2023

Patience. Wisdom. Grace. Just a few amazing virtues an Internist Geriatrician absorbs on a daily basis from their patients.

Walkers in the corner. Canes in the corner. Patients, med students, residents, and staff dancing and singing as the attending plays the piano. Just a stolen moment of intergenerational happiness!...

Oct 17, 2023

#followyourheart... just one of many pearls of wisdom you’ll hear from our passionate panel: Adina Feinberg, MD, FRCSC and Ariel Lefkowitz, MD, FRCPC.

Host Cameron Wong facilitates a truly friendly debate on Surgery vs Medicine (aka Medicine vs Surgery!). What do you love? What sparks and fires your drive? How do you...

Oct 3, 2023

What exactly is the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)? Why does it exist? How does it work?  It’s daunting… how can I keep on top of the process? How do I rank my preferences? Where do I go for help? Do these questions sound familiar!

Whether you’re a curious first-year med student, or in your final year...