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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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Nov 27, 2018

Linda's selected this paper for KeyLIME LIVE at the ICRE in Halifax October 2018.

The Research question: What are the manifestations, meanings and effects of Direct Observation in developing postgraduate training relationships? 


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 Authors: Rietmeijer et al.

Nov 20, 2018

Today's episode was recorded live at the ICRE 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The commentary paper on reporting innovations/interventions was selected by the guest host Lara Varpio.

Authors: Horsley, T, Regehr, G. 

Publication details: When are two interventions the same? Implications for reporting guidelines...

Nov 13, 2018

‘CPD is composed of diverse educational and developmental activities that address multiple aspects of physician competencies’: in Canada, as for UGME and PGME, CanMEDS 2015 is the competency framework. 

Authors: Jeong D, Presseau J, ElChamaa R, Naumann DN, Mascaro C, Luconi F, Smith KM, Kitto S.


Nov 6, 2018

Apparently, the current answer to everything in medicine, and health professions education is no different, is artificial intelligence. 

Authors: Dias et. al.

Publication details: Using Machine Learning to Assess Physician Competence: A Systematic Review Acad Med. 2018 Aug 

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