Social Media in Medical Education: A Case for a Positive Approach

Evan Slaney

Abstract


The response to social media by professional organizations in Canada focuses largely on preventing professional misconduct. The author discusses his experience with social media in medical school and details positive uses of social media in the literature.  Education in social media and discussion around the technology should recognize and promote positive uses of social media to empower physicians to use the technology for health advocacy and promotion.




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