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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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Aug 13, 2019

This Episode is a re-run of Episode 189 that was aired in September 2018.

“While several narrative and systematic reviews have begun to identify the characteristics of research-favourable environments, these reviews have ignored the contextual complexities and multiplicity of environmental characteristics. Therefore, the current synthesis adopts a realist approach to explore what interventions work for whom and under what circumstances.” 

It's rare but Linda, Jon and Jason all agree and give this paper triple 5 points for Methods!


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Authors: Ajjawi R et al

Publication details: What really matters for successful research environments? A realist synthesis Journal of Medical Education 2018 [ePub ahead of print] 

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