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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 24, 2020

Episode Length: 25:35

Author: Deslauriers et. al.,

Publication: Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Sep 24;116(39):19251-19257.

Voting for Methodology and Educational Impact: 19:11 

This is a study of two contrasting...


Mar 17, 2020

Episode Length: 34:50

Author: Jain, N.

Publication: Political disclosure: resisting ableism in medical education Disability & Society (2019)

Purpose of study: This paper explores the ways political disclosure is enacted by medical students to deepen our understanding of inclusion and the complexity of disability...


Mar 12, 2020

Episode Length: 32:18 

Author: Sawatsky et.al., 

Publication: Autonomy and Professional Identity Formation in Residency Training: A Qualitative Study. Med Educ. 2020 Jan 28.

Thinking about professional identity formation, the authors sought to characterize the relationship between individual aspects and the context in...


Mar 3, 2020

To-date this first Episode of 2020 has had 1, 657 downloads!

  “…the objectives of the current study were (a) to compare the effectiveness of productive failure relative 

to direct instruction on acquisition and application of a novel concept, and (b) to compare the effectiveness of productive failure relative to...