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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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Aug 29, 2023

Episode length - 25:45

 The purpose of this study is

(1) to discuss the terms used in reference to clinical reasoning;

(2) describe how the research team categorized those terms in relation to the meanings inferred by each term and

(3) to report where there are disagreements in those interpretations 

Voting on Methods...

Aug 22, 2023

Jason selects an important paper on Physician burnout and how concerns have reached a strident pitch

Authors:  Panagioti, et al,.

Publication details: Association Between Physician Burnout and Patient Safety, Professionalism, and Patient Satisfaction A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis JAMA Intern...

Aug 15, 2023

Tell me something, dear clinician-educator: In your institution, who is more likely to be recognized, your colleague the hard-core science researcher, or your most outstanding teacher? Who will make full professor sooner? 

Authors:  Shinkai et al. 

Publication details:  Rethinking the Educator Portfolio: An Innovative...

Aug 8, 2023

This paper, Smirnova et al, is a team of heavy hitting meded authors. The group set out to describe how CPIs, as measures of the activities, behaviours, and abilities of clinicians, can inform medical education and health care quality improvement. 

Authors conclusions: 19:55

Jason's Spare Keys: 20:37

Voting for...

Aug 1, 2023

Jon's chosen article explores the information-gathering techniques of residents by analyzing their initial visual fixation patterns in a simulated resuscitation environment.

Authors:  Szulewski et al.,

Publication details:  A new way to look at simulation-based assessment: the relationship between gaze-tracking and exam...