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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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Mar 20, 2018

Today's KeyLIME article is a scoping review, on how student-provided medical education influences clinical outcomes.

Authors: Vijn TW, Fluit CRMG, Kremer JAM, Beune T, Faber MJ, Wollersheim H

Publication details: Involving Medical Students in Providing Patient Education for Real Patients: A Scoping Review. J Gen Intern...

Mar 13, 2018

One of the biggest ongoing controversies in medical education is around the role of experience in practice on patient outcomes. KeyLIMErs will know that we have previously covered several previous papers looking at factors that influence graduates’ practice outcomes, including time since graduation. The literature on...

Mar 6, 2018


It's the perennial topic in Medical Education - 'Feedback' and what do we really know about the quality of feedback given in our clinical environments? This paper sets out to gather validity evidence.

Authors:  Bing-You R, Ramesh S, Hayes V, Varaklis K, Ward D & Blanco M

Publication details: Trainees' Perceptions of...

Feb 27, 2018

Workplace Based Assessment is a hot topic in Med Ed and pretty essential to CBME and being used in many clinical learning settings, but is our understanding of it is limited, evident is varied and conflicting.

Authors: Barrett A, Galvin R, Scherpbier AJ, Teunissen PW, O'Shaughnessy A, Horgan M.

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Feb 20, 2018

Jon's paper seeks to inform scholars about common reasons for internal editor review rejections, which will hopefully stop letters that start like this 'Dear So and So, Thank you for your submission. Our journal receives many more submissions than it can publish. Unfortunately, we are unable to publish...