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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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Apr 23, 2024

Released on Nov 22, 2016

In this episode: Jon presents a commentary paper that discusses assessment by words not numbers. Length: 19:30 min

Authors: Cook DA, Kuper A, Hatala R, Ginsburg S.

Publication details: When Assessment Data Are Words: Validity Evidence for Qualitative Educational Assessments. Academic...

Apr 16, 2024

In this episode: Jason chose a rare paper on accreditation, it’s large in both number of pages and sample size and discusses the patterns found in US residency clinical learning. Length: 22:15 min

Authors: Wagner R, Koh NJ, Patow C, Newton R, Casey BR, Weiss KB on behalf of the CLER Program


Apr 9, 2024

In this episode: KeyLIME LIVE guest co-host Eric J Warm selects a narative review by medical ‘Rock Star’ van der Vleuten on 12 Tips for programmatic assessment. If there’s one thing the audience can take away from the ICRE 2016 Jason R Frank says these tips should be it! Length: 25:52 min

Authors: van der Vleuten...

Apr 2, 2024

In this episode: This podcast was recorded at ICRE 2016 Niagara Falls. Jon presents the first paper in the KeyLIME Live session which discusses the definitions relevant to a health professionals education scholarship. Length: 21:52 min

Authors: Varpio L, Gruppen L, Hu W, O'Brien B, Ten Cate O, Humphrey-Murto S, Irby DM,...

Mar 26, 2024

In this episode: Jason’s second podcast in Sydney is selected by guest host Anthony Llewellyn which summarizes the selection techniques to find the right person for the right job. onthewards produces weekly podcasts and topical articles aimed at medical students and junior doctors to help ease the transition from...