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Workshop with vertical module tutors at UCL Medical School Jan 2013

Workshop with vertical module tutors at UCL Medical School Jan 2013

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  • Film by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University. 2007
  • 1991 - Tim Berners Lee www = open for all
  • Web 1.0 = passive, delivery of information, read-only Web 2.0 = users create content, communities arise, collaboration, read-write
  • In groups discuss: * social media you use * social media you have heard of Who can come up with the most? Use example logos/icons.
  • Education doesn’t just take place in institutions. It is everywhere - liberating, exciting... and a bit scary!
  • Wiki: wikipedia, wikiversity MOOCS: various places getting in on act including Yale Websites: medicalmnemonics.com, Barts drugs site Dynamic textbooks: linked to apps Virtual classes: WizIQ, second life Resources: slideshare, memorize.com, meducation Youtube: has a medical education section Twitter: We will come to later: #twitjc #gasclass #twitfrg Blogs: We will come to later: students, doctors, nurses, patients, librarians, lawyers RSS: feeds knowledge to you eg Google reader Apps: imedicalapps.com Facebook: various options for groups/pages Curation: scoop.it is one example
  • Since 2004 explosion in blogs.
  • Example of my Twitter stream
  • Twitter used for educational interventions We have put in bid to support a UCL Twitter intervention - watch this space!
  • We’ve looked at some positive aspects. But what about problems? What are your concerns about students in the digital environment?
  • @welshgasdoc: “covering a birthing shed...would prefer to be on the cabbage patch” “#working with madwives” JAMA: >50% 78 US Med Schls had reported cases of students posting unprofessional content, 1/10 were frank violations of patient confidentiality JAMA 2012: Doctors = inappropriate pt comm online eg sexual misconduct, internet prescribing, misrepresentation of credentials Med Educ 2010: Recent medical graduates member of “Perverts united” group on FB
  • Actions on social media = actions offline Substance abuse, sexual misconduct, abuse of prescribing privileges Impression of the public? Task: discuss in groups the questions on the handouts. What should be our advice to students? Handout questions: 1. 2. 3. 4.


  • 1. Social Media in Medical Education Laura-Jane Smith Clinical teaching Fellow, ACME, UCL VM Workshop, Jan 2013 @_elljay_ @ACMEatUCL
  • 2. VM Workshop • Define social media • Identify different tools in social media • Explore examples of social media in teaching and learning • Discuss advantages and concerns • Consider advice for students
  • 3. VM A Vision of Students Today
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  • 6. VM What do you know?
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  • 9. VM The world has changed
  • 10. VM • Wikis What? Twitter • • MOOCs • Sites Blogs • • Dynamic medical textbooks RSS • Virtual classes/cases Apps • New resources Facebook • Youtube Curation
  • 11. VM
  • 12. VM It’s good to blog
  • 13. VM@_elljay_ on Twitter
  • 14. VM@gasclass on Twitter @twitjournalclub on Twitter
  • 15. VM Can we teach digital professionalism?
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  • 17. VM Group discussion
  • 18. VM Ask yourself what if my patients read this? what if my peers read this? what if my tutor reads this? what if Prof Dacre reads this? what is my future boss reads this? what if my mum reads this? what if the world reads this?
  • 19. VM Final pointsSocial media has potential for doctors and studentsStudents are already thereDigital professionalism is a challengeWe have a responsibility to guide students
  • 20. VM References: papers • It’s good to blog Nature 457, 1058 (26 February 2009) | doi:10.1038/4571058a; Published online 25 February 2009 • Physician Violations of Online Professionalism and Disciplinary Action: a National Survey of State Medical Boards JAMA. 2012;307(11):1141-1142. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.330. • American Medical Association (2010). Professionalism in the use of social media • Farnan, JM., Paro, JA., Higa, JT., Reddy, ST., Humphrey, HJ., Arora, VM. (2009) Commentary: the relationship status of digital media and professionalism: its complicated. Academic Medicine, 84: 1479–81. • MacDonald, J, Sohn, S, Ellis, P (2010) Privacy, professionalism and Facebook: a dilemma for young doctors. Medical Education, 44 :805–13. • Using social media: practical and ethical guidance for doctors and medical students, British Medical Association, 1st edition, 2011 • Draft Social Media Highway Code (2012). Royal College of General Practitioners • Doctors’ use of Social Media: a draft for consultation (2012). The General Medical Council
  • 21. VM References: onlineblog.goyello.com/2010/07/21/social-media-is- Blogs: like-teen-sex/ kevinmd.comthecourse.webicina.com/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page e-patients.netwww.theconversationprism.com/ imamedicalstudentgetmeoutofhere.blogspot.co.uk/www.fredcavazza.net casesblog.blogspot.co.uk/www.youtube.com/watch? v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=youtu.be www.drlj.wordpress.comdean-jenkins.blogspot.fr/2012/09/medical- education-social-media.html http://www.drpetra.co.uk/blog/wishfulthinkinginmedicaleducation.blogspot.co.uk /
  • 22. VMSocial media: thecourse.webicina.com/Twitter 101: http://uclmsnews.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/twitter-guide/