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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 21, 2019

Jon's paper discusses the wish list of many PD's in how to identify a resident in difficulty.

Authors: Ross S et al.,

Publication details:  Association of a Competency-Based Assessment System With Identification of and Support for Medical Residents in Difficulty. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Nov 2;1(7):e184581.

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May 14, 2019

Linda's article discusses what happens to those who go to medical school after parental influence.

Authors: Griffin B, Hu W.

Publication details: Parental career expectations: effect on medical students’ career attitudes over time. Med Educ. 2019 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]

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May 7, 2019

Jason paper is fanning the flames on the hot topic of 'Coaching'.

Linda wants to know if it works in Medicine.

Jon compares Coaching in medicine to a Diving Coach i.e. the 'triple lutz salchows' !! 


Authors: Watling CJ, LaDonna KA

Publication details:  Where philosophy meets culture: Exploring how coaches...

Apr 30, 2019

Jon's chosen article explores the information-gathering techniques of residents by analyzing their initial visual fixation patterns in a simulated resuscitation environment.

Authors:  Szulewski et al.,

Publication details:  A new way to look at simulation-based assessment: the relationship between gaze-tracking and exam...

Apr 23, 2019

Jason's selected paper discusses Physicians with poor malpractice liability records may pose a risk to patient safety.


Authors:  Studdert et al.,

Publication details: Changes in Practice among Physicians with Malpractice Claims N Engl J Med. 2019 Mar 28;380(13):1247-1255 

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