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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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Feb 28, 2017

Linda presents an article that summarizes five contemporary theories about motivation to learn, articulates key intersections and distinctions among these theories, and identifies important considerations for future research - the hosts agree all Clinician Educators in training should have this article on...


Feb 14, 2017

Linda reviews a commentary and literature synthesis that aims to characterize the theoretical foundations of the Socratic method in teaching, and contrast it with pimping by introducing the construct of “psychological safety".

Authors: Stoddard HA, O'Dell DV.

Publication details: Would Socrates Have Actually Used the...


Feb 1, 2017

In this episode: Jason has chosen today’s article to discuss how the ratio of teachers to learners is an important design factor. Length: 28:14 min. 

Authors: Loewen PS, Gamble A, Legal M, Shah K, Tkachuk S, Zed PJ.

Publication details: Learner-Preceptor Ratios for Practice-Based Learning Across Health Disciplines:...