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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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Apr 17, 2018

Jonathan Sherbino discusses a paper on the 'art of observation' and how it can be used to improve observation skills in medical ophthalmology students. Observation is often not provided explicitly so will formal training in the visual arts help to gain observation skills.

Authors: Gurwin J, Revere KE, Niepold S, Bassett...

Apr 10, 2018

In this episode Jason discusses a paper on inflexible duty-hours in residency programs and how they adversely affect the training of physicians.

Authors: S.V. Desai, D.A. Asch, L.M. Bellini, K.H. Chaiyachati, M. Liu, A.L. Sternberg, Tonascia, A.M. Yeager, J.M. Asch, J.T. Katz, M. Basner, D.W. Bates, K.Y. Bilimoria, D.F....

Apr 3, 2018

Jon has chosen an unusual article for today's episode. A novel approach to teaching - in this study it's from a kiosk in a busy airport!

Authors:  Chang MP, Gent LM, Sweet M, Potts J, Ahtone J, Idris AH.

Publication details:  A novel educational outreach approach to teach Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to the...

Mar 27, 2018

Here are some citations for those listeners who are interested in taking a deeper dive into Philosophy of science:

  1. Crotty, The Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process (1998).
  2. Howell, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology. (2012)
  3. Godfrey-Smith. Theory and reality: An...

Mar 20, 2018

Today's KeyLIME article is a scoping review, on how student-provided medical education influences clinical outcomes.

Authors: Vijn TW, Fluit CRMG, Kremer JAM, Beune T, Faber MJ, Wollersheim H

Publication details: Involving Medical Students in Providing Patient Education for Real Patients: A Scoping Review. J Gen Intern...