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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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Sep 19, 2023

Today's paper was chosen by Dr. Linda Snell discussing the shift in responsibility and the need to survive.

Authors:  Walzak et al., 

Publication details: Working in the dead of night: exploring the transition to after-hours duty Med Educ. 2019 Mar;53(3):296-305

Sep 12, 2023

Released on May 14, 2019


Linda's article discusses what happens to those who go to medical school after parental influence.

Authors: Griffin B, Hu W.

Publication details: Parental career expectations: effect on medical students’ career attitudes over time. Med Educ. 2019 Feb 7. [Epub ahead...

Sep 5, 2023

Episode length 24:50

This updated Time-and-Motion study chosen by Jason Frank is a secondary analysis of the iCOMPARE cluster RCT of 2 duty hours approaches back in episode 165. 

The authors selected 6 US university affiliated and community-based hospitals that had interns working on general medicine wards in 2016. They...

Sep 5, 2023

Jon chose a letter to the Editor.

Study - A robot equipped with AI - performs breast biopsy without a clinician present.

Authors:  Shlomi Laufer, Anne-Lise D. D'Angelo, and Carla M. Pugh

Publication details: Sensor Technology in Assessments of Clinical Skill. N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 19;372(8):784-6.