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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.

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Jul 24, 2018

It's definitely summer in the northern hemisphere! Here's #4 of the summer re-run series. We hope you enjoy it!


What is the most effective way to prepare senior medical students for the transition to residency? 

Do the new intensive 'Surgical Boot Camps' for junior residency work? This study attempted to fill some of the gaps in the understanding of the effects of such courses on learning and performance in residency.

Authors:  Wunder JA, Brandt CP, Lipman JM.

Publication details: A surgical residency preparatory course for senior medical students leads to earlier independence in ACGME competencies. Am J Surg. 2017 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print] 

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