Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.  

Don't miss an episode...SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!

Questions/comments/suggestions? Write to us at


Sep 29, 2020

Episode length: 27:04

Author: Bullock et. al.

Publication: They Don’t See a Lot of People My Color: A Mixed Methods Study of Racial/Ethnic Stereotype Threat Among Medical Students on Core Clerkships Acad Med. 2020 Aug 4.

Purpose: The research team set out to determine the prevalence of racial stereotype threat in...

Sep 22, 2020

Episode length: 25:55

Author: Gingerich et. al.

Publication: Seeing but not believing: Insights into the intractability of failure to fail Med Educ. 2020 Jun 19.

Purpose: “We need to identify the social rules regarding what can and cannot be said … to inform further improvement to our assessments, … How do...

Sep 15, 2020

Episode length: 32:45

Author: Landrigan et. al.

Publication: Effect on Patient Safety of a Resident Physician Schedule without 24-Hour Shifts N Engl J Med. 2020 June 25;382(26):2514-2523.

Purpose: This Boston group has produced multiple previous papers relating to modified resident duty hours vs various outcomes. This...

Sep 8, 2020

Episode length: 28:46

Author: Maggio et. al.

Publication: #MedEd: Exploring the relationship between altmetrics and traditional measures of dissemination in health professions education. Perspectives in Medical Education Feb 2018.

Purpose of the study: To examine the relationship between altmetrics and traditional...

Sep 1, 2020

Episode Length: 27:26

KeyLIMErs know that we talk about assessment a lot. Assessment has always been the sexier older sibling to other major aspects of meded, such as curriculum. Assessment always gets the publications, the grants, the exam committees, the competence committees, the appeals, the lawyers, the Karolinska...