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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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May 21, 2024

In this episode: Jon’s chosen paper discusses the quality of blogs and podcasts used by residents - now that text books are in the process of becoming extinct. Length: 23:47 min. 

Authors: Lin M, Joshi N, Grock A, Swaminathan A, Morley EJ, Branzetti J, Taira T, Ankel F, Yarris LM. 


May 14, 2024

In this episode: Jason rates this paper’s method section as a 5 because of the gargantuan effort involved, he also suggests we stop calling data ‘Teacher Evaluation’ and instead call it ‘Learner Satisfaction’.  Length: 27:15 min. 

Authors: Uttl B, White CA, Gonzalez DW

Publication details: Meta-analysis...

May 7, 2024

In this episode: Jon presents an important paper that one day could be known as the archeology of CBME. Length: 18:07 min. 

Authors: Hauer KE, Chesluk B, Iobst W, Holmboe E, Baron RB, Boscardin CK, Cate OT, O'Sullivan PS.

Publication details: Reviewing residents' competence: a qualitative study of the role of...

May 1, 2024

In this episode: Linda presents a ‘thought paper’ on the very complex task of Handover - she calls it a paper that nicely combines educational theory and practical aspects. Linda believes it will win the ‘paper of the year’ award! Length: 28 min. 

Authors: Young JQ, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS, Irby...

Apr 23, 2024

Released on Nov 22, 2016

In this episode: Jon presents a commentary paper that discusses assessment by words not numbers. Length: 19:30 min

Authors: Cook DA, Kuper A, Hatala R, Ginsburg S.

Publication details: When Assessment Data Are Words: Validity Evidence for Qualitative Educational Assessments. Academic...