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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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Jul 25, 2023

This is Lara Varpio's 6th 'Methods Consult' for KeyLIME. 

As a PHD trained scientist working in the field, it is of Lara's opinion that her job is to help others gain the skills and expertise needed to engage in Health Professions Education scholarship and research.

Additional material about Thomas Kuhn, ontologies...

Jul 18, 2023

Episode length 25:55

This paper was selected by Lara Varpio it focuses on two important qualities for all clinicians to embrace and embody in their clinical work: empathy and compassion.

Voting on Methods at 22:30, and Educational Impact 23:27

Authors:  Krishnasamy et. al.,

Publication details: How does...

Jul 11, 2023

Total length of episode 38:17

This episode was recorded live at ICRE 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Jon presents paper first paper at 7:30

Purpose:  “…we sought to determine which interventions aimed at increasing under-represented populations are associated with meeting the desired outcomes of increasing the...

Jul 5, 2023

Why a robust body of theory-driven research is needed for education in the clinical setting.

Authors: Cleland J, Durning S.

Publication details: Education and service: how theories can help in understanding tensions. Medical Education 2019 53: 42–55

Length: 22:52