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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 27, 2024

In this episode: Linda’s choice this week is a research paper that aims to develop an inventory of competencies for Program Directors. With a TWIST this episode: Jon agrees with Jason!! Length: 24:51 min

Authors: Lieff SJ, Zaretsky A, Bandiera G, Imrie K, Spadafora S, Glover Takahashi S.

Publication details: What do I...

Feb 20, 2024

In this episode: Jon’s longer that usual discussion is about Duty-Hour flexibility in surgical training. Length: 30:35 min

Authors: Bilimoria KY, Chung JW, Hedges LV, Dahlke AR, Love R, Cohen ME, Hoyt DB, Yang AD, Tarpley JL, Mellinger JD, Mahvi DM, Kelz RR, Ko CY, Odell DD1, Stulberg JJ, Lewis FR.


Feb 13, 2024

In this episode: Jason selected a paper on ‘why specialty choice is important’ to broaden your horizons, as it’s not his normal type of paper. Length: 18:41 min

Authors: Lapièce B, Reynaert C, van Meerbeeck P, Dory V.

Publication details: Title Social dominance theory and medical specialty choice. Advances in...

Feb 6, 2024

In this episode: Linda presents a editorial/commentary type of paper that she refers to as ‘What enables CE research ?’ Length: 14:41 min

Authors: Blanchard RD, Visintainer PF, La Rochelle J.

Publication details: Cultivating Medical Education Research Mentorship as a Pathway Towards High Quality Medical Education...