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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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Dec 15, 2020

Episode length: 32:50

The 3 papers reviewed in this episode are:

  1. Steinert Y, Mann K, Anderson B, et al. A systematic review of faculty development initiatives designed to enhance teaching effectiveness: A 10-year update: BEME Guide No. 40. Med Teach. 2016;38(8):769-786. doi:10.1080/0142159X.2016.1181851
  2. McGaghie WC,...

Dec 8, 2020

Episode length: 32:00

  1. Barrows HS. A taxonomy of problem-based learning methods. Med Educ. 1986;20(6):481-486. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.1986.tb01386.x
  2. Colliver JA, Conlee MJ, Verhulst SJ, Dorsey JK. Reports of the decline of empathy during medical education are greatly exaggerated: a reexamination of the research. Acad...

Dec 1, 2020

Episode length: 37.22

Author: Van Bruggen et. al.

Publication: Developing a Novel 4-C Framework to Enhance Participation in Faculty Development. Teach Learn Med. Aug-Sept 2020;32(4):371-379

Purpose: To better understand and address challenges with faculty non participation in a required teaching qualification...

Nov 24, 2020

Episode length: 11:30

This is Lara Varpio's 8th Methods Consult.

Her other Methods Consults can be found here: - 

Methods Consult # 1 Episode 153 

Methods Consult # 2 Episode 163

Methods Consult # 3 Episode 170

Methods Consult # 4 Episode 185

Methods Consult # 5 Episode 209

Methods Consult # 6 Episode 208