Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.  

Don't miss an episode...SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!

Questions/comments/suggestions? Write to us at


Oct 24, 2017

*Author’s Note: Some KeyLIME podcast followers will find this a tough episode to discuss.* 

Issues of the wellness of health care providers are an increasingly discussed in medical education. The stressors and impact of medical practice on physician health have been documented for decades. So perhaps it is time to document the “mortality rate” of medical training… Jason's selection for this podcast, from Yaghmour et al in Academic Medicine, sets out to study and characterize US resident (postgraduate) trainee deaths from 2000-2014.

Authors: Yaghmour NA, Brigham TP, Richter T, Miller RS, Philibert I, Baldwin DC Jr, Nasca TJ.

Publication details: Causes of Death of Residents in ACGME-Accredited Programs 2000 Through 2014: Implications for the Learning Environment. Acad Med. 2017 Jul;92(7):976-983. PubMed Link

View the abstract here

Follow our co-hosts on Twitter!

 Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank 

Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino 

Linda Snell: @LindaSMedEd 

Want to learn more about KeyLIME? Click here!