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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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Apr 24, 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 second iteration (first was KeyLIME episode 151) , Jon has...

Apr 17, 2018

Jonathan Sherbino discusses a paper on the 'art of observation' and how it can be used to improve observation skills in medical ophthalmology students. Observation is often not provided explicitly so will formal training in the visual arts help to gain observation skills.

Authors: Gurwin J, Revere KE, Niepold S, Bassett...

Apr 10, 2018

In this episode Jason discusses a paper on inflexible duty-hours in residency programs and how they adversely affect the training of physicians.

Authors: S.V. Desai, D.A. Asch, L.M. Bellini, K.H. Chaiyachati, M. Liu, A.L. Sternberg, Tonascia, A.M. Yeager, J.M. Asch, J.T. Katz, M. Basner, D.W. Bates, K.Y. Bilimoria, D.F....

Apr 3, 2018

Jon has chosen an unusual article for today's episode. A novel approach to teaching - in this study it's from a kiosk in a busy airport!

Authors:  Chang MP, Gent LM, Sweet M, Potts J, Ahtone J, Idris AH.

Publication details:  A novel educational outreach approach to teach Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to the...