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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 19, 2019

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 and epistemologies:

  1. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Internet]. Stanford University: Center for the Study of Language and Information; 2019. Available from:
  2. Kuhn, TS. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 50th ed. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press; 2012 (Original work published in 1962).
  3. Okasha, S. Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction. 2nd ed. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press; 2016.


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