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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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Jul 31, 2018

This is the last of the summer re-run episodes. Next week it will business as usual. Please let us know if you have any requests for the next holiday re-runs by email us at



The assessment literature has seen strong a migration towards emphasizing direct observation and the use of expert...

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...

Jul 17, 2018

These 5 Top KeyLIME episodes of the summer re-run series have had the top downloads in the last 6 months.


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...

Jul 10, 2018

It's summertime! Jason, Jon and Linda are at the beach. Here's the 2nd episode from their Top 5 KeyLIME episodes that are running during July (Tuesday's)


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...

Jul 3, 2018

Today we start the beginning of the 5 week 'summer re-run' series which will take us through the month of July.

We hope you like KeyLIME's Top 5!


This 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...