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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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Aug 20, 2019

The 3rd Summer re-run  - originally posted in October 2018.

A narrative review chosen by Linda Snell on Assessment and Feedback, are they a risky recipe for learning.

"An amazing paper - everyone should read it" ~ Jason Frank.

 Authors: Watling CJ, Ginsburg...


Aug 13, 2019

This Episode is a re-run of Episode 189 that was aired in September 2018.

“While several narrative and systematic reviews have begun to identify the characteristics of research-favourable environments, these reviews have ignored the contextual complexities and multiplicity of environmental characteristics. Therefore,...


Aug 6, 2019

Today's paper is a re-run, originally released in September 2018. It has been downloaded many many times.

The paper examines the Direct versus Indirect Supervision methods used in health professions education.

Does it matter how much time you spend with an attending on an Internal Medicine Ward? 

Although Jason likes...


Jul 30, 2019

Episode Length:  26:50
This paper, Smirnova et al, is a team of heavy hitting meded authors. The group set out to describe how CPIs, as measures of the activities, behaviours, and abilities of clinicians, can inform medical education and health care quality improvement. 
 

Authors conclusions: 19:55

Jason's Spare Keys:...


Jul 23, 2019

Episode length - 28:19

This manuscript is from the Lancet it highlights feminist and gender issues in both medicine and medical education. 

Instead of reporting on a study, this manuscript focuses on how feminist theory has been applied to medical education, and how rigorous application of feminist theory can help...