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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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Dec 20, 2022

Episode Length: 24:10

Welcome to the KeyLIME Holiday Special “re run” series!  We’re going to continue our trip down memory lane by sharing our annual Holiday Specials from the last four years. 

Our second holiday special appeared in 2019, and featured the following articles:

1) O’Reilly-Shah VN et al. Is it time to start using the emoji in biomedical literature? BMJ 2018363 (Jon Sherbino's pick)

2) Danziger S et al.Extraneous factors in judicial decisions. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2011;108(17):6889-92. (Lara Varpio's pick)

3) Rockwood K et al. Incidence of and risk factors for nodding off at scientific sessions. CMAJ. 2004;171(12):1443-5. (Linda Snell's pick)

4) Fengqin L et al. It takes biking to learn: Physical activity improves learning a second language. PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0177624. (Jason Frank's pick)

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Lara Varpio: @LaraVarpio

Lara Varpio's Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Uniformed Services University of the Unites States Department of Defense. 

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