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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.

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Sep 4, 2012

In this episode: Two articles for the price of one! Both of Linda's papers discuss how randomized controlled trials are not necessarily the way to improve the quality of medical education studies. Length: 10:06 min

Authors: Article 1: Carney, P.A.; Nierenberg, D.W.; Pipas, C.F., Brooks, W.B., Stukel, T.A.;, Keller A.M.  Article 2: Sullivan, G

Publication details: Article 1 Educational Epidemiology - Applying Population-Based Design and Analytic Approaches to Study Medical Education JAMA. 2004 Sep 1;292(9):1044-50. PubMed Link Article 2 Getting Off the "Gold Standard" - Randomized Controlled Trials and Education Research. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Sep;3(3):285-9.PubMed Link

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