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White Coat, Black Art
is a Canadian
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...
A radio documentary or feature is a purely acoustic performance devoted to covering a particular topic in some depth, usually with a mixture of commentary and sound pictures. It is broadcast on radio or published on audio media, such as tape or CD...
series on CBC Radio One
CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It is commercial free and offers both local and national programming...
, hosted by Dr. Brian Goldman
Howard Brian Goldman is a Canadian doctor and radio personality.He practices in the emergency department at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He also produces a radio documentary series, White Coat, Black Art, on CBC Radio One about various aspects of the Canadian health care...
that examines the business and culture of medicine from an insider's perspective. Its name is a reference to the white coat
A white coat or laboratory coat is a knee-length overcoat/smock worn by professionals in the medical field or by those involved in laboratory work. The coat protects their street clothes and also serves as a simple uniform...
s that doctors wear, and to the sometimes unquantifiable but always potent black art
Black art can refer to:* Art forms by persons of African descent ** specifically to the American, Australasian or European Black...
The series began as a summer series in 2007 and became a regular program on the network's schedule.
The Canadian Medical Association
The Canadian Medical Association , with more than 70,000 members, is the largest association of doctors in Canada and works to represent their interests nationally. It formed in 1867, three months after Confederation...
awarded the program the 2011 Media Award for Health Reporting (Excellence in Radio Reporting / In-Depth).