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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 28, 2020

Episode Length: 33:29

Author: Jarvis-Selinger et. al.

Publication: Understanding Professional Identity Formation in Early Clerkship: A Novel Framework Acad Med. 2019 Oct;94(10):1574-1580.

Purpose: When do you feel you ‘became’ a doctor? Much of the literature on identity formation suggests that this happens sometime...


Apr 22, 2020

Episode Length: 32:56

Author: Dow et. al.

Publication: Evaluating a Center for Interprofessional Education via Social Network Analysis Acad Med. 2020 Feb;95(2):207-212.

Purpose: To find an alternative method of measuring the impact of an academic institute for interprofessional education (IPE).

Voting for Methodology...


Apr 14, 2020

Episode Length: 27:05

Author: Swendiman et., al.

Publication: Qualities and Methods of Highly Effective Surgical Educators: A Grounded Theory Model J Surg Educ. 2019 Sep - Oct;76(5):1293-1302

Purpose: “To identify personal qualities and teaching methods of highly effective surgical educators using a novel...


Apr 7, 2020

Episode Length: 36:24

Author: Klasen et. al.

Publication: Allowing failure for educational purposes in postgraduate clinical training: A narrative review Med Teach. 2019 Nov;41(11):1263-1269.

Purpose: The authors conducted a narrative literature review to explore the postgraduate medical education literature for...


Apr 3, 2020

Episode Length: 33:15

Author: Pal NE et. al.,

Publication: Teachers’ mindsets in medical education: A pilot survey of clinical supervisors Med Teach. 2020 Mar;42(3):291-298.

Today's episode looks at Mindsets in Medical Education. This paper by Pal et. al., was chosen by Linda Snell and discusses whether supervisors...