Social media in medical education

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This presentation will take place Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the 2011 Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grantee meeting in St. Louis, MO.

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  • Multiple contributors: good because there’s lots of proofreading, bad if you’re creating something that should stay static
  • A good rule of thumb is to never put anything out on the internet that you wouldn’t mind if your mom, or your patient or your student would see.Assume the “anti-vegas” rule. What happens in your chat room may not stay in your chat room. Be cautious. don’t mention cases with identifiers. Caution friending  patients and trainees. Consider a separate profile for each audience.
  • Random posts can create conversations
  • Ratemyprofessor.com
  • Keeping security and institution/HIPAA guidelines in mind, it can’t hurt to just try it out. It can help professionally and personally.
  • Social media in medical education

    1. 1. Social Media in Medical Education Cynthia Greenan, MLS, cynthia.greenan@mssm.edu Jonathan M Flacker MD, AGSF, jflacke@emory.edu
    2. 2. By the end of this session the learner will be able to: • Define the concept of Social Media • Describe 3 examples of how Social Media may be applicable to their education program
    3. 3. • Social media are internet-based applications that allow you to quickly and easily connect with, communicate with and collaborate with other people • They usually employ functionality such as friending/following, sharing/retweeting/posting and liking/favoriting/+1ingImage by Slava Baranskyi http://www.flickr.com/photos/woofer_kyyiv/3581392721/
    4. 4. • Examples: Google docs, Dropbox, Slideshare• Share files with other people and collaborate• Always have the latest version• Some let you work simultaneously “in the cloud” (on the internet), while others require you to download to edit
    5. 5. • Examples: Wikipedia, Medpedia, POGOe wiki• Etymology: to hurry; quick, fast (dictionary.reference.com)• Many people working on a large project all at once
    6. 6. • Examples: FlickR, Youtube, iTunesU• Easy way to share media files• Find pictures, video, audio• Often can be rated (like, stars, etc)• Upload your own creations to share with others
    7. 7. • Use blogging software: Wordpress, Movable Type• Write about whatever you want• Readers can comment• One-sided if the writer cant engage• Can be a time sink trying to keep up.
    8. 8. • Example: Twitter• Like a blog, but much shorter• Twitter has a 140 character limit• Like texting, all of your followers at once• Use hashtags to add your tweets to a conversation
    9. 9. • Examples: Facebook, LinkedIn• Broadcast your thoughts or photos to your “friends”• Follow pages and groups• Separate personal from professional
    10. 10. • Example: POGOe Discussion Forum• An informal conversation over the internet• Easily archived and searchable
    11. 11. • Make sure you know who has access to your content.• Be careful what you put out on the internet: Assume the “anti-vegas” rule• Consider whether or not to friend patients/trainees.
    12. 12. • Find out if your institution has specific guidelines for professional social media use• HIPAA rules still apply• Consider the AMA social media guidelines
    13. 13. • You have specific experiences and knowledge that others can benefit from• You can learn from or get help from others• Follow “thought leaders” who will prescreen content for you• Connect with colleagues, learn from experts, share resources
    14. 14. • Can provide new and exciting ways to connect with and teach your trainees• Keep up with the increasingly tech savvy generations of new learners
    15. 15. Play around with the different types ofsocial media. Learn and have fun.And on that note, let’s try some thingsout. Later, you can try some of the thingson this list: http://ow.ly/78n8x
    16. 16. • Movabletype.org• Google docs – docs.google.com• Dropbox.com• Slideshare.net• Wordpress.org• Facebook.com• Youtube.com• Linkedin.com• Wikipedia.org• FlickR.com• iTunesU - www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/• dictionary.reference.com/browse/wiki• tweetchat.com/room/dwrf11

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