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Social Media in Medical Education Laura-Jane Smith Clinical teaching Fellow, ACME, UCL VM Workshop, Jan 2013 @_elljay_ @ACMEatUCL
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
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?
VM Final pointsSocial media has potential for doctors and studentsStudents are already thereDigital professionalism is a challengeWe have a responsibility to guide students
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