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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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Sep 10, 2019

Episode length 24:10

This Evidence based Medicine paper tries to answer 3 important questions:

1. What are HP educators’ attitudes toward using educational research evidence to inform their teaching and assessment practices? 

2. To what extent do HP educators use educational research evidence in their practice? 


Sep 3, 2019

Episode 206 was originally aired in February 2019 and was a big hit with KeyLIMErs. This Episodes starts with a few out-takes from the last year - we hope you enjoy them.

Episode total length is : - 22:25

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Authors: Panagioti, et al,. 

Publication details: Panagioti,...

Aug 27, 2019

The 4th Summer re-run  - originally posted in November 2018.

Length of podcast 22:59

Purpose of this study "To identify the different machine learning (ML) techniques that have been applied to automate physician competence assessment and evaluate how these techniques can be used to assess different competence domains in...

Aug 20, 2019

The 3rd Summer re-run  - originally posted in October 2018.

A narrative review chosen by Linda Snell on Assessment and Feedback, are they a risky recipe for learning.

"An amazing paper - everyone should read it" ~ Jason Frank.

 Authors: Watling CJ, Ginsburg...

Aug 13, 2019

This Episode is a re-run of Episode 189 that was aired in September 2018.

“While several narrative and systematic reviews have begun to identify the characteristics of research-favourable environments, these reviews have ignored the contextual complexities and multiplicity of environmental characteristics. Therefore,...