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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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Dec 25, 2012

In this episode: Linda's choice of paper discusses how, although junior students are taught physical exam skills, their clinical experiences contradict this. Length: 14:24 min

Authors: Kugler, J.; Verghese, A

Publication details: The Physical Exam and other forms of Fiction. Journal of General Internal Medicine;...


Dec 11, 2012

In this episode: The co-hosts discuss the implications of political science for medical education leadership and change implementation.  Length: 9:10 min

Authors: Nordquist, J.; Grigsby, R.

Publication details: Medical schools viewed from a political perspective: how political skills can improve education...


Nov 27, 2012

In this episode: If you are looking for a methodological approach to how to do a systematic review, today's paper is for you! Length: 19:38 min

Authors: Cook, D.; Hatala, R.; Brydges, R.; Zendejas, B.; Szostek, J.; Wang, A.; Erwin, P.; Hamstra, S.

Publication details: A systematic review of the reliability of objective...


Nov 13, 2012

In this episode: The hosts of KeyLIME discuss “Hand offs in the Era of duty hours”, Academic Medicine. 87(4): 403-10. The article has 12 authors (all but 2 are trainers) and offers a number of suggestions on the transition of care - where errors are of great interest. Length: 15:26 min. 

Authors: DiRienzo CM, Frush...


Oct 30, 2012

In this episode: Linda leads the discussion on a paper she believes could be the best paper of the year on a hot topic: the effects of supervision on education and patient outcomes.

 Length: 13:26 min

Authors: Farnan, J.M.; Petty, L.A.; Georgitis, E.; Martin, S.; Chiu, E.; Prochaska, M.; Arora,V.M.

Publication details:...