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Twelve tips for using social media as a medical educator.
Med Teach. 2014 Apr; 36(4):284-90.MT

Abstract

BACKGROUND

We now live, learn, teach and practice medicine in the digital era. Social networking sites are used by at least half of all adults. Engagement with social media can be personal, professional, or both, for health-related and educational purposes. Use is often public. Lapses in professionalism can have devastating consequences, but when used well social media can enhance the lives of and learning by health professionals and trainees, ultimately for public good. Both risks and opportunities abound for individuals who participate, and health professionals need tips to enhance use and avoid pitfalls in their use of social media and to uphold their professional values.

AIMS AND METHODS

This article draws upon current evidence, policies, and the authors' experiences to present best practice tips for health professions educators, trainees, and students to build a framework for navigating the digital world in a way that maintains and promotes professionalism.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS

These practical tips help the newcomer to social media get started by identifying goals, establishing comfort, and connecting. Furthermore, users can ultimately successfully contribute, engage, learn, and teach, and model professional behaviors while navigating social media.

Authors+Show Affiliations

George Washington University , USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24261897

Citation

Kind, Terry, et al. "Twelve Tips for Using Social Media as a Medical Educator." Medical Teacher, vol. 36, no. 4, 2014, pp. 284-90.
Kind T, Patel PD, Lie D, et al. Twelve tips for using social media as a medical educator. Med Teach. 2014;36(4):284-90.
Kind, T., Patel, P. D., Lie, D., & Chretien, K. C. (2014). Twelve tips for using social media as a medical educator. Medical Teacher, 36(4), 284-90. https://doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2013.852167
Kind T, et al. Twelve Tips for Using Social Media as a Medical Educator. Med Teach. 2014;36(4):284-90. PubMed PMID: 24261897.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Twelve tips for using social media as a medical educator. AU - Kind,Terry, AU - Patel,Pradip D, AU - Lie,Désirée, AU - Chretien,Katherine C, Y1 - 2013/11/21/ PY - 2013/11/23/entrez PY - 2013/11/23/pubmed PY - 2014/12/30/medline SP - 284 EP - 90 JF - Medical teacher JO - Med Teach VL - 36 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: We now live, learn, teach and practice medicine in the digital era. Social networking sites are used by at least half of all adults. Engagement with social media can be personal, professional, or both, for health-related and educational purposes. Use is often public. Lapses in professionalism can have devastating consequences, but when used well social media can enhance the lives of and learning by health professionals and trainees, ultimately for public good. Both risks and opportunities abound for individuals who participate, and health professionals need tips to enhance use and avoid pitfalls in their use of social media and to uphold their professional values. AIMS AND METHODS: This article draws upon current evidence, policies, and the authors' experiences to present best practice tips for health professions educators, trainees, and students to build a framework for navigating the digital world in a way that maintains and promotes professionalism. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: These practical tips help the newcomer to social media get started by identifying goals, establishing comfort, and connecting. Furthermore, users can ultimately successfully contribute, engage, learn, and teach, and model professional behaviors while navigating social media. SN - 1466-187X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24261897/Twelve_tips_for_using_social_media_as_a_medical_educator_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/0142159X.2013.852167 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -