One year has passed since I began using social media as a teaching tool in medical education. I created this blog to teach patients and doctors about autoinflammatory diseases, a rare subset of rheumatic illnesses characterized by fevers and systemic inflammation. I created summaries of groundbreaking articles and posted them on my blog. I wrote about some of my patients, describing their stories so that others could learn to recognize and treat their diseases. I contributed articles to other blogs to help physicians recognize these rare illnesses. Continue reading I’m a selfish 21st century teacher
I am a physician. For most of my career, “agile” meant the ability to move quickly and easily: the treatment goal for my patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Recently, however, while collaborating with programmers to develop an educational app, I noticed they used the word “agile” in a new way. For them, Agile is a methodology for software development.
To learn more about autoinflammatory diseases, take a look at my collection of relevant journal articles in Read by QXMD.
As part of my Rabkin Medical Education fellowship, I created this presentation to practice my lecturing skills. This is the introduction of a presentation where I discuss how social media has made me a better physician. To learn more about using social media, read my article “A doctor’s prescription for social media.”
If you are a physician and are interested in filling out the online survey that I discuss in my presentation, please click here.
Let me know what you think of the presentation, and how I can improve my lecturing skills. Also, would love to hear your thoughts about how social media has changed your practice, if at all!
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