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Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) is a bi-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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Dec 23, 2014

In this episode: Jon presents an interesting paper on the measurement of time in learning medical procedures. Length: 12:23 min 

Authors: Pusic MV, Brydges R, Kessler D, Szyld D, Nachbar M, Kalet A..

Publication details: What's your best time? Chronometry in the learning of medical procedures. Medical Education. May...


Dec 9, 2014

In this episode: KeyLIME is presented LIVE from The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) where the audience participated in discussion on feedback after student assessment.;. Length: 29:43 min 

Author: Harrison CJ, Könings KD, Molyneux A, Schuwirth LW, Wass V, van der Vleuten CP

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Nov 25, 2014

In this episode: Janet Bull (KeyLIME contest winner) chooses and presents a paper on assessing trainees at KeyLIME Live! at the ICRE in Toronto. Length: 19:06 min 

Author: Kogan JR, Conforti LN, Iobst WF, Holmboe ES;

Publication details:  Reconceptualizing Variable Rater Assessments as Both an Educational and Clinical...


Nov 11, 2014

In this episode: Jason Frank presents a colossal paper that could be Paper of the Year. Understanding trust as an essential element of trainee supervision and learning in the workplace Length: 22:11 min 

Author: Hauer KE, ten Cate O, Boscardin C, Irby DM, Iobst, W, O’Sullivan PS.

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Oct 28, 2014

In this episode: Linda Snell leads the discussion on Entrustment and mapping of observable practice activities for resident assessment. Length: 32:05 min 

Author: Warm EJ, Mathis BR, Held JD, Pai S, Tolentino J, Ashbrook L, Lee CK, Lee D, Wood S, Fichtenbaum CJ, Schauer D, Munyon R, Mueller C.

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