Social media is a great tool for medical educators, but, like anything else worth doing, it takes some effort to get started. Social media allows you to teach, learn, collaborate, research, socialize, produce scholarship, and advance your career. Here’s how I’ve used social media over the past two years, and why you may want to dive in as well.
When I arrived home after attending my first American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, my wife asked me what I learned. I had attended five full days of lectures including the “review” course (which was new material for me), as well as a variety of scientific, plenary, Meet the Professor, and concurrent abstract sessions. But when she asked me that question, I could not come up with a single thing that I had learned. Continue reading 6 tips to enhance your learning at any conference
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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This is the second post in the series “A doctor’s prescription for social media.” The first post can be found here.
As an experiment, I immersed myself in social media for the past three months. Within this short period of time, I reaped tangible benefits. In addition, social media has changed the way that I think about and practice medicine. Continue reading A Doctor’s Prescription for Social Media – Part 2
This is the first post in the series “A doctor’s prescription for social media.” The second post can be found here.
As an experiment, I immersed myself in social media for the past three months. I started this blog, joined Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, bought a domain name, and posted on Facebook for the first time in years. Even within this short period of time, I reaped tangible benefits: I interacted with top physicians from across the world, kept up with the medical literature, participated in discussions with patients about how how rheumatic diseases affect their lives, joined webinars about improving the patient experience, and provided educational information to physicians and patients about autoinflammatory diseases, my clinical interest. Social media has changed the way that I think about and practice medicine, and it’s only been a few months. Continue reading A doctor’s prescription for social media – Part 1