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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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May 30, 2023

This paper is so hot, Jon had to put his oven-mitts on!

As patient volumes increase, it is becoming increasingly important to find novel ways to teach junior medical learners about the intricacies of managing multiple patients simultaneously and about working in a resource-limited environment.

Authors:  Tsoy E et...

May 23, 2023

Programmatic assessment (PA) is one of the big 5 features of the competency-based era. (The other 4 components of CBME are: outcome competencies, sequenced acquisition of expertise, tailored teaching/coaching, and learning activities.)

So, what is this “programmatic assessment” stuff? The promise of PA is that it is...

May 16, 2023

Today's article seeks to inductively develop insights into the concept of psychological safety for medical learners 

Author Hsiang-Te Tsuei, et. al.

Publication  Exploring the Construct of Psychological Safety in Medical Education Acad Med. 2019 Nov;94 

16:18 Audience participation starts

23:05 Voting on Methodology...

May 9, 2023

Author:  Steenhof et. al.,

Publication: Productive failure as an instructional approach to promote future learning. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2019 Oct;24(4):739-749. 

Voting for Methodology and Impact: 17:32 


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May 2, 2023

Linda Snell's chosen paper was the 2nd paper reviewed at KeyLIME LIVE at the ICRE 2019 in Ottawa.

Feedback and debriefing –both essential for learning and improving future performance … are the underlying theories and actions unique, or is there a need to reconceptualize into a shared framework?