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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 30, 2019

Jon's chosen article explores the information-gathering techniques of residents by analyzing their initial visual fixation patterns in a simulated resuscitation environment.

Authors:  Szulewski et al.,

Publication details:  A new way to look at simulation-based assessment: the relationship between gaze-tracking and exam...

Apr 23, 2019

Jason's selected paper discusses Physicians with poor malpractice liability records may pose a risk to patient safety.


Authors:  Studdert et al.,

Publication details: Changes in Practice among Physicians with Malpractice Claims N Engl J Med. 2019 Mar 28;380(13):1247-1255 

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Apr 16, 2019

Jon chose a letter to the Editor.

Study - A robot equipped with AI - performs breast biopsy without a clinician present.

Authors:  Shlomi Laufer, Anne-Lise D. D'Angelo, and Carla M. Pugh

Publication details: Sensor Technology in Assessments of Clinical Skill. N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 19;372(8):784-6. 

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Apr 9, 2019

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Today's paper was chosen by Dr. Linda Snell discussing the shift in responsibility and the need to survive.

Authors:  Walzak et al.,