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

We bring you the main you the main points of a medical education article in just 20 minutes. 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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Jul 18, 2017

In this episode: Feedback to learners has always been important in Med Ed and is getting even more air time with the advent of CBME and mastery learning. While there has been a lot of literature on various aspects of feedback, it has not been broadly assessed. This scoping review, chosen by Linda, offers a wide...


Jul 4, 2017

In this episode: Gender bias in the workplace should come as no surprise to KeyLIME-ers.  Yet, many do not realize how pervasive sexism can be in the assessment of trainees in our residency programs. Jon's selection showcases the significant issue of gender bias in the academic environment and the hosts attempt to...


Jun 19, 2017

In this episode: As the old adage goes- does ‘practice make perfect’?  Or the not so old saying coming from mastery learning – does ‘perfect practice makes perfect’? The authors of Linda's selected paper - a report on a randomized education trial - want to convince us that ‘imperfect practice makes...


Jun 6, 2017

In this episode: Jason selects an article from Medical Education and the co-hosts discuss: When it comes to physicians in practice, what should clinician-educators focus on to make the most difference in patient outcomes? Length: 24:00 min. 

Authors: Norcini JJ, Boulet JR, Opalek A, Dauphinee WD. 

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May 23, 2017

In this episode: Linda's article selection asks: if HPESUs (health professions education scholarship units) are defined as “organizational structures within which a group of people is substantively engaged in health professions education scholarship’’ -  does this mean heads of HPESUs act as Institutional...