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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 19, 2017

Linda has chosen the paper this week which is a Research synthesis. The authors review the progress made in developing the key components for training educators and rewarding teaching excellence, explore reasons for the limited reform, and identify possible directions for the future. 

Authors: Irby, DM and P...

Dec 5, 2017

Coming to you from ICRE 2017, this is the second recording from KeyLIME Live where we were joined by co-hosts Glenn Regehr and Karen Hauer. Part 2 finds the co-hosts discussing an observational study where the authors assert that the #meded literature lacks studies that provide validity evidence for workplace-based...

Nov 21, 2017

Coming to you from ICRE 2017, this is our first of the two part KeyLIME Live where we were joined by co-hosts Glenn Regehr and Karen Hauer. Up first is Karen's selection, which explores a hot topic in medical education: The Flipped Classroom (FC). This systematic review examines the evidence for the FC as a pedagogical...

Nov 3, 2017


This week’s paper aims to explore the impact of rudeness on the performance of medical teams. Jon shares: as a clinician, he thinks a lot about the function of a system to optimize the quality of patient care and prevent error, and, as an educator, he often thinks of how to effectively teach and structure patient...

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...