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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 15, 2019

Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach. Those who cannot teach, teach teaching. 

There is a small literature in med ed suggesting that ‘to teach is to learn twice’.

Authors: Smith et al.

Publication details: Those Who Teach, Can Do: Characterizing the Relationship Between Teaching and Clinical Skills in a...

Jan 8, 2019

Jonathan Sherbino selected this article which focused on exploring physician behaviours during the AGF (audit and group feedback) sessions.


Authors: Cooke et al

Publication details: How do physicians behave when they participate in audit and feedback activities in a group with their peers? Implement Sci. 2018...

Dec 18, 2018

Today's KeyLIME Holiday Special is hosted by 3 Elves:
Peaches Monkey-Bums (Jonathan Sherbino),
Tinker McJingles (Linda Snell) and
Puddin Angel-Pants (Jason Frank) with a shout out to the honorary host Sugar Sparkly-socks (Lara Varpio)

Their discussions include - Santa's little helpers, Cookies and Boring speakers!


Dec 11, 2018

KeyLIME LIVE edition. This is the first paper to be discussed at the AAMC on Nov 2, 2018 in Texas.

The paper was chosen by Lara Varpio - In this study, the authors set out to study how learners and faculty reconcile identity tensions that are evoked during the process of implicit bias recognition and management.

Dec 4, 2018

This is the 2nd paper reviewed for KeyLIME LIVE at AAMC in Texas. Linda Snell's chose this article to discuss teaching of technical skills.

See one, do one, mess it up? Do one first? 

Or see one, do a few and get better with practice and feedback? 

Authors: Kulasegaram K et. al., 

Publication details: Do one then...