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On being public... how social media reshapes professional identity,

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On being public... how social media reshapes professional identity,

  1. 1. On being public…how social media reshapes professional identity.<br />Dr. Anne Marie Cunningham<br />@amcunningham<br />Primary Care and Public Health<br />Cardiff University<br />
  2. 2. Who am I?<br />
  3. 3. Where am I from?<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. “determined not to be one of the sheep”<br />
  6. 6. A one minute summary of medical education<br />
  7. 7. 100+ years of criticism<br />
  8. 8. 40+ years of innovation?<br />
  9. 9. Is medical education a process of…?<br />Robert Kegan (2009). What "Form" Transforms? : A Constructive-Developmental Approach to Transformative Learning. In KnudIlleris (ed.),<br /> Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists -- In Their Own Words. Routledge.<br />
  10. 10. My story<br />
  11. 11. My complex professional identity<br />
  12. 12. Medical education as ‘practice’<br />
  13. 13. isolation<br />
  14. 14. My first blog post<br />“I want to link up with other people in medical and health sciences education so that we can learn together”<br />
  15. 15. My new network<br />
  16. 16. Tools (and more tools)<br />
  17. 17. Supporting Scholarship in Medical Education: The role of social media and networks<br />Dr Anne Marie Cunningham<br />Cardiff University<br />ASME Summer 2009<br />
  18. 18. Paradigm shift in scholarly communication in medical education<br />
  19. 19. How will my skills and knowledge of the benefits of social media and networks influence my practice as a doctor?<br />
  20. 20. Techno-evangelist? Not me.<br />
  21. 21. The myth of information overload…<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23. Balancing<br />
  24. 24. Forms of professional identity?<br />Robert Kegan (2009). What "Form" Transforms? : A Constructive-Developmental Approach to Transformative Learning. In KnudIlleris (ed.),<br /> Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists -- In Their Own Words. Routledge.<br />
  25. 25. Harvard health expert calls Facebook 'Wild West‘<br />http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-20021519-247.html<br />
  26. 26. New Frontier<br />
  27. 27. A twitter exchange<br />“could @amcunningham answer me a quick question please? just need a definition of something medical”<br />
  28. 28. “go ahead... I can point you in right direction for good definitions:)”<br />
  29. 29. “@amcunningham thanks can you just tell me what is meant by distant metastases please the emphasis being on the' distant'”<br />
  30. 30. Forms of professional identity?<br />Robert Kegan (2009). What "Form" Transforms? : A Constructive-Developmental Approach to Transformative Learning. In KnudIlleris (ed.),<br /> Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists -- In Their Own Words. Routledge.<br />
  31. 31. Norwegian medical student’s definition of professionalism:<br />“To be who the patient needs you to be” <br />AMEE, 2011<br />
  32. 32. “I think it shows your desire to embrace new ideas/technologies and learn from others regardless of whether they are students, doctors, patients or other health care professionals. (Multidisciplinary learning at its best). Also shows a willingness to adopt new teaching methods- which may involve use of trial and error, which in this case is very good.”<br />
  33. 33. “you are your information”<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/4324902924/<br />

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