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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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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...

Apr 16, 2024

In this episode: Jason chose a rare paper on accreditation, it’s large in both number of pages and sample size and discusses the patterns found in US residency clinical learning. Length: 22:15 min

Authors: Wagner R, Koh NJ, Patow C, Newton R, Casey BR, Weiss KB on behalf of the CLER Program


Apr 9, 2024

In this episode: KeyLIME LIVE guest co-host Eric J Warm selects a narative review by medical ‘Rock Star’ van der Vleuten on 12 Tips for programmatic assessment. If there’s one thing the audience can take away from the ICRE 2016 Jason R Frank says these tips should be it! Length: 25:52 min

Authors: van der Vleuten...

Apr 2, 2024

In this episode: This podcast was recorded at ICRE 2016 Niagara Falls. Jon presents the first paper in the KeyLIME Live session which discusses the definitions relevant to a health professionals education scholarship. Length: 21:52 min

Authors: Varpio L, Gruppen L, Hu W, O'Brien B, Ten Cate O, Humphrey-Murto S, Irby DM,...