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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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Oct 29, 2019

Total length of episode 38:17

This episode was recorded live at ICRE 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Jon presents paper first paper at 7:30

Purpose:  “…we sought to determine which interventions aimed at increasing under-represented populations are associated with meeting the desired outcomes of increasing the...


Oct 22, 2019

Episode length 25:58

Background: As health education evolves, a pipeline of individuals who possess the competencies necessary to develop new curricular content and deliver it via novel pedagogies is needed. Clinician educators (CEs)* are increasingly an important part of the medical education workforce. 

The purpose of...


Oct 15, 2019

Episode length 29:38

Jason's chosen paper is on Authorship, which is a fundamental attribution for scholarly contribution, and is the basis of career advancement, global recognition, funding, wellness, professional identity, and even historical legacy. Unfortunately, it is mired in tomfoolery. 

Voting on Methods at...


Oct 8, 2019

Episode length 25:55

This paper was selected by Lara Varpio it focuses on two important qualities for all clinicians to embrace and embody in their clinical work: empathy and compassion.

Voting on Methods at 22:30, and Educational Impact 23:27

Authors:  Krishnasamy et. al.,

Publication details: How does...