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[204] Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Teachers)

Tell me something, dear clinician-educator: In your institution, who is more likely to be recognized, your colleague the hard-core science researcher, or your most outstanding teacher? Who will make full professor sooner? Authors: Shinkai et al. Publication details: Rethinking the Educator Portfolio: An Innovative Criteria-Based Model Acad Med. 2018 Jul;93(7) View the abstract here Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino Linda Snell:...


[203] To teach is to learn twice … and also to do better because of it?

Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach. Those who cannot teach, teach teaching. There is a small literature in med ed suggesting that ‘to teach is to learn twice’. Authors: Smith et al. Publication details: Those Who Teach, Can Do: Characterizing the Relationship Between Teaching and Clinical Skills in a Residency Program J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Aug;10(4):459-463 View the abstract here Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino Linda...


[202] Peer pressure proves positive performance

Jonathan Sherbino selected this article which focused on exploring physician behaviours during the AGF (audit and group feedback) sessions. Authors: Cooke et al Publication details: How do physicians behave when they participate in audit and feedback activities in a group with their peers? Implement Sci. 2018 Jul 31;13(1):104 View the abstract here Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino Linda Snell: @LindaSMedEd Want to learn more...


[201] KeyLIME Holiday Special

Today's KeyLIME Holiday Special is hosted by 3 Elves: Peaches Monkey-Bums (Jonathan Sherbino), Tinker McJingles (Linda Snell) and Puddin Angel-Pants (Jason Frank) with a shout out to the honorary host Sugar Sparkly-socks (Lara Varpio) Their discussions include - Santa's little helpers, Cookies and Boring speakers! We'll be back with Episode 202 on January 8, 2019! Authors: 1. Wigley C et al.,Santa’s little helpers: a novel approach to developing patient information leafletsBMJ...


[200] When professional ideals meet human falibility

KeyLIME LIVE edition. This is the first paper to be discussed at the AAMC on Nov 2, 2018 in Texas. The paper was chosen by Lara Varpio - In this study, the authors set out to study how learners and faculty reconcile identity tensions that are evoked during the process of implicit bias recognition and management. Authors: Sukhera J et. al. Publication details: Striving while Accepting: Exploring the Relationship Between Identity and Implicit Bias Recognition and Management Acad Med. 2018...


[199] Messy Montessori Medicine"

This is the 2nd paper reviewed for KeyLIME LIVE at AAMC in Texas. Linda Snell's chose this article to discuss teaching of technical skills. See one, do one, mess it up? Do one first? Or see one, do a few and get better with practice and feedback? Authors: Kulasegaram K et. al., Publication details: Do one then see one: Sequencing discovery learning and direct 1 instruction for simulation-based technical skills training Acad Med. 2018 Nov;93 View the abstract here Follow our co-hosts on...


[198] There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation… (W Osler)

Linda's selected this paper for KeyLIME LIVE at the ICRE in Halifax October 2018. The Research question: What are the manifestations, meanings and effects of Direct Observation in developing postgraduate training relationships? Let us know what you think at Authors: Rietmeijer et al. Publication details: Patterns of direct observation and their impact during residency: general practice supervisors’ Med Educ. 2018 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] View the abstract...


[197] One of these things is not like the other

Today's episode was recorded live at the ICRE 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The commentary paper on reporting innovations/interventions was selected by the guest host Lara Varpio. Authors: Horsley, T, Regehr, G. Publication details: When are two interventions the same? Implications for reporting guidelines in education.Medical Educ 2018 52: 139–147 View the abstract here Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino Linda Snell:...


[196] 'Is SDL REALLY the right way to go for CPD?'

‘CPD is composed of diverse educational and developmental activities that address multiple aspects of physician competencies’: in Canada, as for UGME and PGME, CanMEDS 2015 is the competency framework. Authors: Jeong D, Presseau J, ElChamaa R, Naumann DN, Mascaro C, Luconi F, Smith KM, Kitto S. Publication details: Barriers and Facilitators to Self-Directed Learning in Continuing Professional Development for Physicians in Canada: A Scoping Review Acad Med. 2018 Jul;93(7):1079-1084. View...


[195] MEd Ed Assessment: Judgement Day

Apparently, the current answer to everything in medicine, and health professions education is no different, is artificial intelligence. Authors: Dias et. al. Publication details: Using Machine Learning to Assess Physician Competence: A Systematic Review Acad Med. 2018 Aug View the abstract here Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino Linda Snell: @LindaSMedEd Want to learn more about KeyLIME? Click here!


[194] Society Matters: Rethinking the Validity of Assessment in Meded

KeyLIMErs know that we talk about assessment a lot. Assessment has always been the sexier older sibling to other major aspects of meded, such as curriculum. Assessment always gets the publications, the grants, the exam committees, the competence committees, the appeals, the lawyers, the Karolinska Prizes, the Hollywood glitz. Curriculum stays home and watches Netflix again. But are we really fooling ourselves into keeping busy with all of this “assessment” activity? Are all these forms...


[193] Survey Response Rates. Lara Varpio with Christina St.Onge

This is Lara Varpio's 5th 'Methods Consult' for KeyLIME. Today's discussion is in response to the Mangione paper reviewed in KeyLIME Episode 188. As a PHD trained scientist working in the field, it is of Lara's opinion that her job is to help others gain the skills and expertise needed to engage in Health Professions Education scholarship and research. -------------------------------- Follow our guest host on Twitter! Lara Varpio: @LaraVarpio Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R....


[192] How to ‘jump start’ learning: Transcranial direct-current brain stimulation

Jonathan loves life-hacks. Today's paper is about electrical brain stimulation on medical students to improve technical skills ! Authors: Ciechanski et al. Publication details: Effects of Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation on Neurosurgical Skill Acquisition: A Randomized Controlled Trial. World Neurosurg. 2017 Dec;108:876-884.e4. Epub 2017 Aug 31. View the abstract here Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino Linda Snell:...


[191] Creating a risky recipe for learning

A narrative review chosen by Linda Snell on Assessment and Feedback, are they a risky recipe for learning. "An amazing paper - everyone should read it" ~ Jason Frank. Authors: Watling CJ, Ginsburg S. Publication details: Assessment, feedback and the alchemy of learning.Med Educ. 2018 Aug 2 [Epub ahead of print] View the abstract here Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino Linda Snell: @LindaSMedEd Want to learn more about KeyLIME?...


[190] Competencies in the Eye of the Beholder

In this paper the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, set out explore how core curriculum leaders in their school perceived the new pharmacy competency framework. Let us know what you think at Authors: Paradis E, Zhao R, Kellar J, Thompson A. Publication details: How are competency frameworks perceived and taught? : An exploratory study in the context of pharmacy education. Perspect Med Educ. 2018 Jun;7(3):200-206 View the abstract here Follow our...


[189] What really matters for successful research environments?

“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! The Outtakes that Jason refers...


[188] Let’s admit students and residents who are poets, violinists, actors or painters.

Linda's selected paper tests the hypothesis that medical students with higher exposure to the humanities would report higher levels of positive physician qualities. Let us know what you think at Authors: Mangione S et al Publication details: Medical Students' Exposure to the Humanities Correlates with Positive Personal Qualities and Reduced Burnout: A Multi-Institutional U.S. Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 May;33(5):628-634. Epub 2018 Jan 29. View the abstract...


[187] See One, Do One, Call Me Later - Is. Supervision Overrated?

Today's paper examines the Direct versus Indirect Supervision methods used in health professions education. Does it matter how much time you spend with an attending on an Internal Medicine Ward? Although Jason likes the Methodology, there maybe a fatal floor in the logic. Let us know what you think at Authors: Finn KMet al Publication details: Effect of Increased Inpatient Attending Physician Supervision on Medical Errors, Patient Safety, and Resident Education:...


[186] Re-run of Episode 147 - Rudeness breaks teams

Today's re-run of Episode 147 aims to explore the impact of rudeness on the performance of medical teams. Jon shares: as a clinician, he thinks a lot about the function of a system to optimize the quality of patient care and prevent error, and, as an educator, he often thinks of how to effectively teach and structure patient encounters for learners to facilitate their acquisition of knowledge and experience – he’s aware that with improved experience, learners can provide better care....


[185] Lara Varpio's Methods Consult #4

Methods Consult #4: Thematic Emergence and the Lady of the Lake Further reading suggestions: Varpio, L., Ajjawi, R., Monrouxe, L., O’Brien, B., Rees, C. (2017). Shedding the Cobra Effect: Problematizing Thematic Emergence, Triangulation, Saturation and Member Checking. Medical Education. State of the Science Issue. 51(1), 40-50. Ten Tweets from Victoria Clarke: Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast are those of the...