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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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Jan 30, 2018

Linda presents two papers in order to answer two questions...

  1. How Attending Physicians Negotiate Their Work Environment – “to generate an empiric, detailed, and updated view of the attending physician preceptor role and its interface with the complex work environment.”
  2. How evidence from observing attending...

Jan 23, 2018

Jason’s chosen article for today’s podcast discusses the assessment tool ITERs and documented narratives.

Often ITERs are horribly misused but are still deployed as institutions need to record that a trainee was present and competencies were achieved.


Authors: Hatala R, Sawatsky AP, Dudek N, Ginsburg S, Cook...

Jan 16, 2018

This is Lara Varpio's first 'Methods Consult' for KeyLIME. 

As a PHD trained scientist working in the field, it is of Lara's opinion that her job is to help others gain the skills and expertise needed to engage in Health Professions Education scholarship and research.

In this first consult Lara gives some background and...

Jan 9, 2018

Today's paper is selected by Jon, he starts by confessing his own CPD is passive, and with no outcomes assessed he's unable to see if his interventions have changed his practice.

Authors: Greenberg CC, Ghousseini HN, Pavuluri Quamme SR, Beasley HL, Frasier LL, Brys NA, Dombrowski JC, Wiegmann DA


Jan 2, 2018

The hosts introduce a new series called “Ripped from the Headlines”, inspired by Riffed from the headlines on CBC Radio. In this series, one of the hosts selects three quotes – two real, one fake – and asks their co-hosts to spot the fake!

In this first iteration, Jason has selected the following three quotes...