Category Archives: Social Media

Much has been written recently about social media use amongst medical students and physicians. Some professional medical societies have come up with guidelines for social media use, such as these from the Massachusetts Medical Society. In addition, the Federation of … Continue reading

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The use of social media is widespread and heavily adopted by med students. A study at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California investigated whether a course on professionalism in social media use among medical students would positively impact … Continue reading

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Be careful what you tweet if you’re a medical school applicant. A recent study in the Postgraduate Medical Journal showed that some medical school admissions officers do Google searches to assess applicants’ professional behavior. Looking at the way applicants use … Continue reading

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Should doctors of the future use social media and digital tools in their future practice? Should medical schools incorporate digital literacy into their curriculum? These are hot-button topics with no clear-cut answers. Medical school curricula are already so jam-packed with … Continue reading

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