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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 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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Dec 24, 2013

In this episode: Jon presents a paper from 2012 JAMA Special Edition. The hosts are unanimous: three thumbs up for both Methods and Impact! Length: 11:01 min. 

Authors: Yeates, P.; O'Neill, P.; Mann, K.; Eva, K.W.;

Publication details: Effect of Exposure to Good vs Poor Medical Trainee Performance on Attending...


Dec 10, 2013

In this episode: Jason pitches a paper that he thinks is a good candidate for KeyLIMES paper of the year and that he says contains information every Clinical Educator needs to know. Length: 13:12 min. 

Authors: Birkmeyer, J.D.; Finks, J.F.; O'Reilly, A.; Oerline, M.; Carlin, A.M.; Nunn, A.R.; Dimick, J.; Banerjee, M.;...


Nov 12, 2013

In this episode: Jason discusses a paper from an open access journal. Length: 12:45 min. 

Authors: Gesell, S.B.; Barkin, S.L.; Valente, T.W.

Publication details:  Social network diagnostics: a tool for monitoring group interventions. Implementation Science. 2013; 8(1): 116. Link to article.

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Oct 29, 2013

In this episode: Jon presents an editorial on assessment that reminds educators of the rich history of expert opinion and suggests ways to minimize associated bias. Length: 14:43 min. 

Author: Hodges, B.

Publication details: Assessment in the post-psychometric era: Learning to love the subjective and collective. Medical...


Oct 15, 2013

In this episode: Linda discusses if the think-aloud protocol reflects thinking. Length: 16:07 min. 

Authors: Durning, S.J.; Artino, A.R.Jr.; Beckman, T.J.; Graner, J.; van der Vleuten, C.; Holmboe, E.; Schuwirth, L.

Publication details: Does the think-aloud protocol reflect thinking? Exploring functional...