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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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Aug 29, 2017

In this episode: Sometimes health professional education can be embarrassing.  Despite the maturity of the field, there are occasions when a study, such as the one in Jon's paper selection this week, can highlight shared assumptions among clinician educators. So, what is the most effective way to teach a technical...


Aug 15, 2017

We're doing something a little different this week as we welcome guest host: Lara Varpio

Do you get lost in the med ed lingo? Do you regularly say "epistemology", "reflexivity" or "ethnography"? Do you want to know more? Lara Varpio, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research, Graduate Programs in...


Aug 1, 2017

In this episode: Empathy is widely regarded as a critical element of patient care and medical education. The more you have, the greater the patient and provider satisfaction, greater adherence to therapy, greater physician well-being and perceived clinical decision-making, greater physician joy at work. Jason's paper...