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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 21, 2021

Four papers discussed for the KeyLIME Holiday Special.

Lara's choice: Is Teaching Simple Surgical Skills Using an Operant Learning Program More Effective Than Teaching by Demonstration?   I. Martin Levy MD, Karen W. Pryor BA, Theresa R. McKeon BA Clin Orthop Relat Res 2016 April 474:945–955

Linda's: Predictors...

Dec 14, 2021

Episode length: 29:28

Part 2 of the AAMC KeyLIME live event.

3. Lipman JM, Park YS, Papp KK, Tekian A. Content of an Educational Handover Letter From Medical Schools to Surgical Residencies: A Mixed Methods Analysis. Acad Med. 2021;96;S136-S143.

4. Colbert-Getz JM, Bierer B, Berry A, Bradley E, Han H, Mooney C, Szauter K,...

Dec 7, 2021

Episode length: 29:02

First two papers reviewed at the AAMC on Nov 29, 2021.

  1. Brondfield S, Lee K, O'Sullivan PS. The Cognitive Load of Inpatient Consults: A Covergent Parallel Mixed Methods Studay Using the Consult Cognitive Load Instrument. Acad Med. 2021;96;S119-S125.
  2. Burk-Rafel J, Reinstein I, Feng J, Kim MM, Miller LH,...

Nov 30, 2021

Episode length: 15:04

Today's episode is a re-run of Episode 284 which was originally aired on Oct 6, 2020.

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Lara Varpio's Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript are...

Nov 23, 2021

Episode length: 28:30


Selected Readings and Resources for Mixed Methods Research


Recommended Journals for Methods and Exemplar Studies

  • Journal of Mixed Method Research 
  • International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches 

Professional Organizations and Mixed Methods Communities

  • The American Education Research...