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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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Aug 11, 2020

Episode Length: 40:07

Authors:  Rietmeijer et al.

Publication details:Patterns of direct observation and their impact during residency: general practice supervisors’ Med Educ. 2018 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] 

Purpose: Research question: What are the manifestations, meanings and effects of DO in developing...

Aug 4, 2020

Episode Length: 22:15

Jon's article provides a brief description of the three key steps to learning, and introduces four major learning-science strategies.

Authors: Van Hoof TJ and Doyle TJ

Publication details: Van Hoof TJ, Doyle TJ Learning science as a potential new source of understanding and improvement for...

Jul 28, 2020

Episode length: 27:45

This 'Best of' Episode was originally aired in September 2018 and has been downloaded over 2, 500 times!!

Here are some citations for those listeners who are interested in taking a deeper dive into Philosophy of science:

  1. Crotty, The Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the...

Jul 21, 2020

Episode length: 24:38

Author: Sukhera et. al.

Publication: The Implicit Association Test in health professions education: A meta-narrative review Perspect Med Educ. 2019 Oct; 8(5): 267–275.

The authors set out to synthesize existing knowledge about the IAT, about how and why it is used for teaching and learning...

Jul 14, 2020

Episode length: 26:52

Author: Puschel et. al.

Publication: Academic excellence in Latin America: Social accountability of medical schools Medical Teacher June 2020.

Social accountability is a key dimension of and a standard of excellence in medical education. But what is social accountability and why is it...