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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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Aug 15, 2017

We're doing something a little different this week as we welcome guest host: Lara Varpio

Do you get lost in the med ed lingo? Do you regularly say "epistemology", "reflexivity" or "ethnography"? Do you want to know more? Lara Varpio, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research, Graduate Programs in...


Aug 1, 2017

In this episode: Empathy is widely regarded as a critical element of patient care and medical education. The more you have, the greater the patient and provider satisfaction, greater adherence to therapy, greater physician well-being and perceived clinical decision-making, greater physician joy at work. Jason's paper...


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...