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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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Feb 23, 2021

Episode length: 29:02

Voting for Methodology and Educational Impact: 23:00

Author: Riikka Hofmann, Jan D. Vermunt.

Publication: Professional learning, organisational change and clinical leadership development outcomes. Medical Education. 2021;55:252–265.

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Feb 16, 2021

Episode length: 39:30

Author: Sawatsky et. al.

Publication: Coaching Versus Competency to Facilitate Professional Identity Formation Acad Med 2020 Oct;95(10):1511-1514.

Purpose: This week we return to another great paper by Sawatsky et al (including medical sociologist Fred Hafferty) from the Mayo Clinic. The authors...

Feb 9, 2021

Episode length: 29:45

Voting for Methodology and Educational Impact: 24:20

Author: Grad et. al.

Publication: Does spaced education improve clinical knowledge among Family Medicine residents? A cluster randomized controlled trial Adv HealthSci Educ Theory Pract 2021 Jan 3

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Feb 2, 2021

Episode length: 35:10

Author: Schuwirth et., al.

Publication:  A history of assessment in medical education Adv HealthSci Educ Theory Pract 2020 Dec;25(5):1045-1056


  • The authors present three phases in the development of our thinking about assessment in medical education

Voting on Educational Impact: 31:50