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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 20, 2016

In this episode: Jon presents an important paper that one day could be known as the archeology of CBME. Length: 18:07 min. 

Authors: Hauer KE, Chesluk B, Iobst W, Holmboe E, Baron RB, Boscardin CK, Cate OT, O'Sullivan PS.

Publication details: Reviewing residents' competence: a qualitative study of the role of clinical...


Dec 6, 2016

In this episode: Linda presents a ‘thought paper’ on the very complex task of Handover - she calls it a paper that nicely combines educational theory and practical aspects. Linda believes it will win the ‘paper of the year’ award! Length: 28 min. 

Authors: Young JQ, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS, Irby...


Nov 22, 2016

In this episode: Jon presents a commentary paper that discusses assessment by words not numbers. Length: 19:30 min

Authors: Cook DA, Kuper A, Hatala R, Ginsburg S.

Publication details: When Assessment Data Are Words: Validity Evidence for Qualitative Educational Assessments. Academic Medicine. 2016 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of...


Nov 8, 2016

In this episode: Jason chose a rare paper on accreditation, it’s large in both number of pages and sample size and discusses the patterns found in US residency clinical learning. Length: 22:15 min

Authors: Wagner R, Koh NJ, Patow C, Newton R, Casey BR, Weiss KB on behalf of the CLER Program

Publication details:...


Oct 25, 2016

In this episode: KeyLIME LIVE guest co-host Eric J Warm selects a narative review by medical ‘Rock Star’ van der Vleuten on 12 Tips for programmatic assessment. If there’s one thing the audience can take away from the ICRE 2016 Jason R Frank says these tips should be it! Length: 25:52 min

Authors: van der Vleuten...