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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 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 21, 2017

Coming to you from ICRE 2017, our first of two parts of KeyLIME Live is hosted by our guest co-hosts, Karen Hauer. Her paper explores a hot topic in medical education: The Flipped Classroom (FC). This systematic review examines the evidence for the FC as a pedagogical strategy in medical education. 

Authors: Chen F, Lui...

Nov 3, 2017


This week’s paper aims to explore the impact of rudeness on the performance of medical teams. Jon shares: as a clinician, he thinks a lot about the function of a system to optimize the quality of patient care and prevent error, and, as an educator, he often thinks of how to effectively teach and structure patient...

Oct 24, 2017

*Author’s Note: Some KeyLIME podcast followers will find this a tough episode to discuss.* 

Issues of the wellness of health care providers are an increasingly discussed in medical education. The stressors and impact of medical practice on physician health have been documented for decades. So perhaps it is time to...

Oct 6, 2017

Almost all postgraduate (residency) training programs apply a competency framework to structure curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment, with the CanMEDS framework being one of the most frequently used. Linda's selection this week, a grounded theory analysis of observations and interviews, aims to explore how...

Sep 19, 2017

Part 2 of a live session recorded at the 2017 CGEA Conference in Chicago with special guest hosts Anna Cianciolo, Larry Gruppen, John Mahan and Brian Mavis!

Part 2 finds Jason and the guest hosts mulling over a major question in medical education today: how do supervising physicians make decisions regarding who and how...