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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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Mar 26, 2019

Jon picked today's paper which discusses the experience of shame in medical education.

Authors:  Bynum et al,.

Publication details: Sentinel Emotional Events: The Nature, Triggers, and Effects of Shame Experiences in Medical Residents Acad Med. 2019;94:85–93.

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Mar 19, 2019

Programmatic assessment (PA) is one of the big 5 features of the competency-based era. (The other 4 components of CBME are: outcome competencies, sequenced acquisition of expertise, tailored teaching/coaching, and learning activities.)

So, what is this “programmatic assessment” stuff? The promise of PA is that it is...


Mar 12, 2019

Why a robust body of theory-driven research is needed for education in the clinical setting.

Authors: Cleland J, Durning S.

Publication details: Education and service: how theories can help in understanding tensions. Medical Education 2019 53: 42–55

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Mar 5, 2019

This is re-recording of Lara Varpio's 5th 'Methods Consult' which was Episode 196 for KeyLIME. This discussion is in response to the Mangione paper reviewed in KeyLIME Episode 188.

As a PHD trained scientist working in the field, it is of Lara's opinion that her job is to help others gain the skills and expertise needed...