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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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Jun 30, 2020

Episode length: 27:23

Author: Young M.

Publication: The utility of failure: a taxonomy for research and scholarship Perspect Med Educ. 2019 Dec;8(6):365-371.

Purpose of study: 

Meredith riffed philosophy of science concepts and on Firestein’s book called Failure: why science is successful (Oxford Press 2016) and explored...


Jun 23, 2020

Episode length: 24:35

Author: Santhosh et. al.

Publication: Intensive Care Unit Educators: A Multicenter Evaluation of Behaviors Residents Value in Attending Physicians Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Apr;14(4):513-516.

Purpose of study: Researchers set out to identify the teaching behaviors of ICU physicians that...


Jun 16, 2020

Episode Length: 34:39

Author: Winkler-Schwartz et. al.

Publication: Machine Learning Identification of Surgical and Operative Factors Associated With Surgical Expertise in Virtual Reality Simulation

Purpose of study: “To identify surgical and operative factors selected by a machine learning algorithm to accurately...


Jun 9, 2020

Episode Length: 24:49

4 COVID Publications, selected by...

Jon - Russell et. al., Peabody's Paradox: Balancing Patient Care and Medical Education in a Pandemic JGME June 2020.

Lara - Gibbes Miller et. al., The Role of Medical Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic  Ann Intern Med. 2020 Apr 7.

Linda - Burns et al.,