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Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) is a weekly podcast produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

We bring you the main points of a medical education article in under half a hour! Articles that are important, innovative, or will impact your educational practice are discussed. Earn MOC credits under Section 2 for each podcast.  

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Nov 13, 2018

‘CPD is composed of diverse educational and developmental activities that address multiple aspects of physician competencies’: in Canada, as for UGME and PGME, CanMEDS 2015 is the competency framework. 

Authors: Jeong D, Presseau J, ElChamaa R, Naumann DN, Mascaro C, Luconi F, Smith KM, Kitto S.


Nov 6, 2018

Apparently, the current answer to everything in medicine, and health professions education is no different, is artificial intelligence. 

Authors: Dias et. al.

Publication details: Using Machine Learning to Assess Physician Competence: A Systematic Review Acad Med. 2018 Aug 

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Oct 30, 2018


KeyLIMErs know that we talk about assessment a lot. Assessment has always been the sexier older sibling to other major aspects of meded, such as curriculum. Assessment always gets the publications, the grants, the exam committees, the competence committees, the appeals, the lawyers, the Karolinska Prizes, the...

Oct 23, 2018

This is Lara Varpio's 5th 'Methods Consult' for KeyLIME. Today's discussion is in response to the Mangione paper reviewed in KeyLIME Episode 188.

As a PHD trained scientist working in the field, it is of Lara's opinion that her job is to help others gain the skills and expertise needed to engage in Health Professions...

Oct 16, 2018

Jonathan loves life-hacks. Today's paper is about electrical brain stimulation on medical students to improve technical skills !

Authors:  Ciechanski et al.

Publication details:  Effects of Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation on Neurosurgical Skill Acquisition: A Randomized Controlled Trial. World Neurosurg....