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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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May 26, 2020

Episode Length: 32:06

Author: Ricotta et. al.

Publication: The Mindful Manager: Validation of a Rounding Leadership Instrument for Residents J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Apr;35(4):1161-1166

What are the skills needed to lead rounds?

The purpose of this study is: “To develop and collect validity evidence for a direct...

May 19, 2020

Episode Length: 28:38

Author: Vande Walle et. al.

Publication: Development and Assessment of the Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Rubric. JAMA Surg. 2020 Apr 22

Purpose: In this study, they set out to “evaluate the validity” of a tool that measures the performance of a surgical coach.

Additional reading: In his classic...

May 12, 2020

Episode Length: 29:53

Author: Veen et. al.,

Publication: Knowledge, skills and beetles: respecting the privacy of private experiences in medical education. Perspect Med Educ. 2020 Apr;9(2):111-116.

Medical Education is interested in understanding the learners' internal states... if only we could see inside the clinical...

May 5, 2020

Episode Length: 23:18

Author: Cook et. al.

Publication: Internet-Based Learning in the Health Professions A Meta-analysis JAMA. 2008 Sep 10;300(10):1181-96

It's an oldie but a goodie, Cook et al., published this paper back in 2008. To see if Education is better with or without Internet! Specifically elements of...