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Twitter Journal Clubs
Paul Sufka M.D.
@psufka
No relevant disclosures
Slides and links
available online:
paulsufka.com/twitter
(No were harmed in the making of this pre...
• Social networking tool
• Users post 140 character updates
which can include links or pictures
• Can be thought of as pub...
• Topics and groups organize by using
hashtags
• Journal clubs: #RheumJC
• Medical conferences: #ACR15
• Education: #FOAMe...
Source:
http://www.slideshare.net/ronkav/acr-twitter-why-2014
Why Twitter?
#FOAMed
Free Open Access
Medical Education
“exploding collection of constantly
evolving, collaborative and interactive
ope...
#RheumJC’s guide:
rheumjc.com/getting-started
#NephJC’s guide:
www.nephjc.com/how-to/
How to Guides
Journal Clubs
• “Group of individuals who meet regularly
to critically evaluate recent articles in the
academic literature...
Applying the Power of Twitter
to Medical Journal Clubs
symplur.com/blog/applying-the-power-of-
twitter-to-medical-journal-...
Standard classroom:
Students introduced to new material in
class. Limited engagement.
Flipped classroom:
Exposure to new m...
Bloom’s taxonomy
1. Knowledge
2. Comprehension
3. Application
4. Analysis
5. Synthesis
6. Creation
Why Twitter is perfect for
Journal Club…
Increased number of
participants.
Ability to interact directly
with authors.
Broader range of knowledge
and experiences.
• Launched January 2015
• Five founders: @rheumpearls, @psufka,
@DrBhana, @rheumed, @hausmannMD
• Recently finished 5th jou...
Involvement:
• 2/5 had primary author as part of discussion
• 3/5 involved specialists outside of
rheumatology
• 3/5 the p...
Average turnout:
• 41 participants
• 15 different countries
• 354 unique tweets
(includes only sessions 2-5)
Moderating
Opening
• Greet and ask for introductions/COI
• Reminders (next session, how to
guides, etc)
• Moderator engage...
Moderating
Discussion
• Encourage discussion by asking
questions
• Don’t have to provide summary of
entire paper
• Highlig...
Action steps:
1. Sign up for Twitter
2. Find a hashtag on
Symplur
3. Participate using tchat.io
Questions or
Comments?
Twitter: @psufka
Blog: paulsufka.com/twitter
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Presentation on Twitter Journal Clubs for 2015 Metro Minnesota Council on Graduate Medical Education (MMCGME) Coordinator Conference - September 11, 2015
Additional links and notes: http://paulsufka.com/twitter/

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Twitter Journal Clubs

  1. 1. Twitter Journal Clubs Paul Sufka M.D. @psufka
  2. 2. No relevant disclosures Slides and links available online: paulsufka.com/twitter (No were harmed in the making of this presentation)
  3. 3. • Social networking tool • Users post 140 character updates which can include links or pictures • Can be thought of as public text messaging • Great guide for new users: www.momthisishowtwitterworks.com What is Twitter?
  4. 4. • Topics and groups organize by using hashtags • Journal clubs: #RheumJC • Medical conferences: #ACR15 • Education: #FOAMed • Diseases: #arthritis • Can find hashtags on symplur.com • JCs: www.symplur.com/topic/twitter- journal-club/ What is Twitter?
  5. 5. Source: http://www.slideshare.net/ronkav/acr-twitter-why-2014 Why Twitter?
  6. 6. #FOAMed Free Open Access Medical Education “exploding collection of constantly evolving, collaborative and interactive open access medical education resources being distributed on the web” - http://lifeinthefastlane.com/foam/
  7. 7. #RheumJC’s guide: rheumjc.com/getting-started #NephJC’s guide: www.nephjc.com/how-to/ How to Guides
  8. 8. Journal Clubs • “Group of individuals who meet regularly to critically evaluate recent articles in the academic literature” • Flipped classroom model • Higher cognitive domain
  9. 9. Applying the Power of Twitter to Medical Journal Clubs symplur.com/blog/applying-the-power-of- twitter-to-medical-journal-clubs/
  10. 10. Standard classroom: Students introduced to new material in class. Limited engagement. Flipped classroom: Exposure to new material outside class. Knowledge assimilated via engagement.
  11. 11. Bloom’s taxonomy 1. Knowledge 2. Comprehension 3. Application 4. Analysis 5. Synthesis 6. Creation
  12. 12. Why Twitter is perfect for Journal Club…
  13. 13. Increased number of participants. Ability to interact directly with authors. Broader range of knowledge and experiences.
  14. 14. • Launched January 2015 • Five founders: @rheumpearls, @psufka, @DrBhana, @rheumed, @hausmannMD • Recently finished 5th journal club session • Typically run two 1-hour long sessions to allow worldwide participation
  15. 15. Involvement: • 2/5 had primary author as part of discussion • 3/5 involved specialists outside of rheumatology • 3/5 the publisher has agreed to make the article open access for purpose of the journal club
  16. 16. Average turnout: • 41 participants • 15 different countries • 354 unique tweets (includes only sessions 2-5)
  17. 17. Moderating Opening • Greet and ask for introductions/COI • Reminders (next session, how to guides, etc) • Moderator engagement important! storify.com/NephJC/how-to-host-nephjc
  18. 18. Moderating Discussion • Encourage discussion by asking questions • Don’t have to provide summary of entire paper • Highlight key points & figures
  19. 19. Action steps: 1. Sign up for Twitter 2. Find a hashtag on Symplur 3. Participate using tchat.io
  20. 20. Questions or Comments? Twitter: @psufka Blog: paulsufka.com/twitter

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