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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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Jan 16, 2018

This is Lara Varpio's first 'Methods Consult' for KeyLIME. 

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 Education scholarship and research.

In this first consult Lara gives some background and...


Jan 9, 2018

Today's paper is selected by Jon, he starts by confessing his own CPD is passive, and with no outcomes assessed he's unable to see if his interventions have changed his practice.

Authors: Greenberg CC, Ghousseini HN, Pavuluri Quamme SR, Beasley HL, Frasier LL, Brys NA, Dombrowski JC, Wiegmann DA

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Jan 2, 2018

The hosts introduce a new series called “Ripped from the Headlines”, inspired by Riffed from the headlines on CBC Radio. In this series, one of the hosts selects three quotes – two real, one fake – and asks their co-hosts to spot the fake!

In this first iteration, Jason has selected the following three quotes...


Dec 19, 2017

Linda has chosen the paper this week which is a Research synthesis. The authors review the progress made in developing the key components for training educators and rewarding teaching excellence, explore reasons for the limited reform, and identify possible directions for the future. 

Authors: Irby, DM and P...


Dec 5, 2017

Coming to you from ICRE 2017, this is the second recording from KeyLIME Live where we were joined by co-hosts Glenn Regehr and Karen Hauer. Part 2 finds the co-hosts discussing an observational study where the authors assert that the #meded literature lacks studies that provide validity evidence for workplace-based...