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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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May 15, 2018

Cited & Additional Readings:    

McGaghie, W.C., (2015). Varieties of Integrative Scholarship: Why Rules of Evidence, Criteria, and Standards Matter. Academic Medicine. 90: 294-302

Thomas, A.T., Lubarsky, S., Durning, S.J., Young, M.E. (2017).Knowledge Syntheses in Medical Education: Demystifying Scoping Reviews....


May 8, 2018

Linda Snell's article choice investigates whether there is a gender differences in teaching evaluations. The retrospective study was performed at a North American medical school, there were 14,107 teaching evaluations of 965 faculty members.

Gender is also the subject for KeyLIME episode 174. 'Gender differences in...


May 1, 2018

Linda Snell's article choice discusses the process and training for Breaking Bad News (BBN). It's a challenging task and even more so for trainees.

Authors: Karnieli-Miller, O. Palombo, M. Meitar, D 

Publication details: See, Reflect, Learn more: Qualitative Analysis of Breaking Bad News Reflective Narratives Medical...