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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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Sep 18, 2018

Linda's selected paper tests the hypothesis that medical students with higher exposure to the humanities would report higher levels of positive physician qualities.


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 Authors: Mangione S et al

Publication details: Medical Students' Exposure to the Humanities...

Sep 11, 2018

Today's 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 the Methodology, there maybe a fatal floor in the logic.

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Sep 4, 2018

Today's re-run of Episode 147 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 the quality of patient care and prevent error, and, as an educator, he often thinks of how to effectively teach and...

Aug 28, 2018

Methods Consult #4: Thematic Emergence and the Lady of the Lake
Further reading suggestions:
  • Varpio, L., Ajjawi, R., Monrouxe, L., O’Brien, B., Rees, C. (2017). Shedding the Cobra Effect: Problematizing Thematic Emergence, Triangulation, Saturation and Member Checking. Medical Education. State of the...

Aug 21, 2018

This week we have a re-run episode. It's Episode 173 'Ripped from the Headlines #3'.

If you'd like to hear 'Ripped from the Headlines #1 & #2'  they are Episodes 151 & 167.

The intro is a little different this week as a few of the many out-takes have been included. If you'd like to hear more let...