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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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Jul 16, 2024

Linda's article selection asks: if HPESUs (health professions education scholarship units) are defined as “organizational structures within which a group of people is substantively engaged in health professions education scholarship’’ -  does this mean heads of HPESUs act as...

Jul 10, 2024

In this episode:  In this week's paper, selected by Jon, the co-hosts discuss whether a a closed-book exam - that requires a learner to have encoded and recall the required information - is a superior educational process to an open-book exam that requires a learner to appraise and apply an array of widely available...

Jul 2, 2024

When was the last time you, dear KeyLIME listener, was observed performing a clinical task by someone who had some kind of power over your career? Was it a colleague as part of a simulation? An administrative leader? Was it at a conference? Was it a mandatory peer review? Was it comfortable for you? Did you change what...

Jun 25, 2024

Linda's selection hails from a relatively unknown journal. The paper's author proposes that there is a link between the quality of case presentations (CP) by learners and the learner’s diagnostic reasoning (DR) ability.

Author: Onishi, H.

Publication details: Assessment of Clinical Reasoning by Listening to Case...

Jun 18, 2024

For nearly 100 years, there have been calls from experts and other stakeholders to change medical education to incorporate “health systems science” (HSS). This push for HSS in health professions education is heating up, as multiple countries seek physicians who have new sets of skills and behaviours to improve the...