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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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Jul 17, 2018

These 5 Top KeyLIME episodes of the summer re-run series have had the top downloads in the last 6 months.


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...

Jul 10, 2018

It's summertime! Jason, Jon and Linda are at the beach. Here's the 2nd episode from their Top 5 KeyLIME episodes that are running during July (Tuesday's)


Coming to you from ICRE 2017, this is our first of the two part KeyLIME Live where we were joined by co-hosts Glenn Regehr and Karen Hauer. Up first is Karen's...

Jul 3, 2018

Today we start the beginning of the 5 week 'summer re-run' series which will take us through the month of July.

We hope you like KeyLIME's Top 5!


This 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...

Jun 26, 2018

Jason chose an interesting case report of an innovation by Orthopedics surgeons reviewing the cutting edge of curriculum design for the anticipated CBME in Canada.

Authors: Markku T. Nousiainen, Polina Mironova, Melissa Hynes, Susan Glover Takahashi, Richard Reznick, William Kraemer, Benjamin Alman, Peter Ferguson & The...

Jun 19, 2018


Jon's article provides a brief description of the three key steps to learning, and introduces four major learning-science strategies.

Authors: Van Hoof TJ and Doyle TJ

Publication details: Van Hoof TJ, Doyle TJ Learning science as a potential new source of understanding and improvement for continuing education and...