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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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Jul 16, 2019

Episode length - 33:24

The WHO has recognized that it’s hard to recruit and retain health workers in remote and rural areas and recommended clinical rotations in rural areas during studies. 

This paper is a ‘comprehensive literature review ‘ to assess the published evidence for the impact of rural rotations on...


Jul 2, 2019

Episode length 24:50

This updated Time-and-Motion study chosen by Jason Frank is a secondary analysis of the iCOMPARE cluster RCT of 2 duty hours approaches back in episode 165. 

The authors selected 6 US university affiliated and community-based hospitals that had interns working on general medicine wards in 2016....


Jun 25, 2019

Jon's selected paper for review today is about 'Complexity Science' and does it address the oxymoron of bring order to a system that is unpredictable.

 

Authors: Cristancho et al.

Publication details:  What is the state of complexity science in medical education research? Med Educ. 2019 Jan;53(1):95-104 

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Jun 11, 2019

Today's paper was chosen by the new KeyLIME host Lara Varpio !

Lara was drawn to this manuscript because it deals with an issue that is of particular interest to her -  the move from being a mentee to being a mentor.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript are solely those of the authors and do not...


Jun 4, 2019

Today's article for discussion was chosen by Linda. The autors aimed to ‘use a structured framework and individualized EMR-level data to guide how residents receive practice feedback, interpret data on their patient, panels, engage them in quality improvement efforts, and prepare them for practice.’

Authors: Haynes...