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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 18, 2018

Today's KeyLIME Holiday Special is hosted by 3 Elves:
Peaches Monkey-Bums (Jonathan Sherbino),
Tinker McJingles (Linda Snell) and
Puddin Angel-Pants (Jason Frank) with a shout out to the honorary host Sugar Sparkly-socks (Lara Varpio)

Their discussions include - Santa's little helpers, Cookies and Boring speakers!

We'll be back with Episode 202 on January 8, 2019! 


1. Wigley C et al.,Santa’s little helpers: a novel approach to developing patient information leafletsBMJ 2017;359:(Jonathan Sherbino's pick)

2 a) Bartlett M. The gift of food and the utility of student feedback. Med Educ. 2018 Oct;52(10):1000-1002 (Jason Frank's pick)

2 b) Hessler M et al. Availability of cookies during an academic course session affects evaluation of teaching.  Med Educ. 2018; 52(10):1064-1072. (Jason Frank's pick)

3. Ewers R. Boring speakers talk for longer.Correspondence Nature Vol 561. September 2018. (Linda Snell's pick)

View the abstract here

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