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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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Feb 28, 2023

In this episode:  In this week's paper, selected by Jon, the co-hosts discuss whether a a closed-book exam - that requires a learner to have encoded and recall the required information - is a superior educational process to an open-book exam that requires a learner to appraise and apply an array of widely available...

Feb 21, 2023

In this episode: Jason has chosen today’s article to discuss how the ratio of teachers to learners is an important design factor. Length: 28:14 min. 

Authors: Loewen PS, Gamble A, Legal M, Shah K, Tkachuk S, Zed PJ.

Publication details: Learner-Preceptor Ratios for Practice-Based Learning Across Health Disciplines:...

Feb 14, 2023

Linda Snell's article choice investigates whether there is a gender differences in teaching evaluations. The retrospective study was performed at a North American medical school, there were 14,107 teaching evaluations of 965 faculty members.

Gender is also the subject for KeyLIME episode 174. 'Gender differences in...

Feb 7, 2023

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...

Feb 2, 2023

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