It is with great pleasure that we present the debut of the Raw Talk Podcast. After several years of conceptualizing and many months of planning, we are ready to share our vision with you.
As graduate students in the largest research department here at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, we’ve had the experience of meeting and working with some of the most accomplished researchers in all of Canada, as well as planning curricular events with and for our fellow students. We’ve come to realize that the discussions we’ve had with our peers and mentors about science, research, and building an identity in academia are not specific to us, and that there might be many other students out there who could benefit from these insights.
So, what are we trying to do here?
1) Promote a research culture within the IMS and the broader Faculty of Medicine community.
2) Provide a compass for current graduate and prospective students wishing to enter academia.
3) Engage the public in medical science innovations and highlight the importance of discovery and translational research.
Each month, we hope to bring you two episodes (released on the second and fourth Friday) under a unified theme. In each episode, we will feature a trailer of each guest in addition to the full podcast. On the first episode, we introduce the team and discuss some of the objectives of the production for the coming year.
Here are the themes for the first season at a glance:
September: Science engagement
October: The physician-scientist
January: IMS professional programs
February: Student voices
March: Professional skills development
April: Respiratory medicine
May: Foundational science
June: Our PIs
August: Student voices
…and that’s all there is to it! We encourage listeners to reach out to us with their feedback – if you like what you’re hearing, tell a friend and subscribe on iTunes (Raw Talk Podcast)