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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.

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May 19, 2020

Episode Length: 28:38

Author: Vande Walle et. al.

Publication: Development and Assessment of the Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Rubric. JAMA Surg. 2020 Apr 22

Purpose: In this study, they set out to “evaluate the validity” of a tool that measures the performance of a surgical coach.

Additional reading: In his classic and hugely popular 2011 essay in the New Yorker (link: “Personal Best” surgeon-author influencer Atul Gawande asks why doctors don’t have formal coaches.

Voting for Methodology and Impact: 21:15

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