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Specialty Café is a new podcast series produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to provide a glimpse into different specialties. In this first episode, the host will explore how a typical day is like for a specialist and a resident of Internal Medicine.

Specialty Snapshot – Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is a broad-based specialty where internists diagnose and manage diseases involving any of the organ systems and are specially trained to manage seriously ill patients suffering from advanced illness and/or diseases of more than one system.

To become an internist in Canada, it requires 4 years of additional training after completing medical school. For those who choose to subspecialize, they will be required to complete another 2 years of subspecialty training after the three core years of the internists program.

Life as an Internist

What quality makes a good internist? How do community and urban practices differ? In this episode of Specialty Café , join host and fellow medical student, Andrew Pauls as he chats with Dr. Amy Hendricks (Internist) and Dr. Pooya Dibanjnia (Postgraduate year 2/PGY-2 Internal Medicine) as they discuss the joys and challenges of a day in the life of an Internist.


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Read related story: Choosing Your Medical Specialty: Anesthesiology

* Specialty Café / Café des spécialités is produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and does not receive funding or other support from RBC Healthcare. This Podcast is promoted by RBC with the permission of the Royal College. © The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2021. All rights reserved.