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#209 LIVE! Twitter, Social Media and Digital Scholarship

April 23, 2020 | By

Why and how to use social media with Michelle Brooks MD (VCU)

LIVE! from VCU, we discuss why and how to use Twitter and other Social Media platforms as a clinician educator. Guest Michelle Brooks MD (@michellebrooksMD, VCU) shares her Twitter origin story along with pearls on how to use Twitter for digital scholarship #meded, networking and how to stay out of trouble on social media.  

Check out this recent paper on Twitter in #Meded by Dr. Brooks and friends [Drs. Rebecca Jaffe, Tony Breu, Charlie Wray, Margaret Chapman and Avital O’Glasser (Kashlak Chief of Periop Medicine)]!

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Credits

Written and Produced by: Matthew Watto MD, FACP

Infographic: Michelle Brooks MD

Cover Art: Matthew Watto MD, FACP

Hosts: Stuart Brigham MD; Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP   

Editor: Clair Morgan of nodderly.com

Guest: Michelle Brooks MD

Sponsor

VCU Health Continuing Education is the official sponsor for #209 LIVE! Twitter, Social Media and Digital Scholarship

We are excited to announce that the Curbsiders are now partnering with VCU Health Continuing Education to offer continuing education credits for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Check out https://curbsiders.vcuhealth.org/ for more information.

Time Stamps

  • 00:00 Guest one liner, favorite failure, career advice, 
  • 08:08 Picks of the week*: Culture Code (book) by Daniel Coyle; Crucial Conversations (book); Teaching Naked (book); Dark Crystal (Netflix series); The Outsider (HBO series)
  • 11:23 Case of Sosh Al Media; Landscape of social media; Control your digital footprint; Public vs Private profiles
  • 23:04 Negative aspects of social media
  • 26:44 How to utilize Twitter for medical education; Twitter basics; Milton Packer
  • 37:14 Pros and Cons of #medtwitter
  • 42:02 Tweetorials
  • 44:28 Audience questions: Repercussions from posting on social media; Social Media fellowships; Advocacy on social media
  • 51:34 Outro 

Twitter Pearls

Quotes by Dr. Michelle Brooks

“Tweet as if your mother will read it.”

“Know thy institutional guidelines.”

“Be wary of giving medical advice (on Twitter).”

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Twitter Pearls by Michelle Brooks – The Curbsiders #209 LIVE! Twitter, Social Media and Digital Scholarship with Michelle Brooks MD.png

A few ways to use on Twitter

  1. “Lurk”: Follow others without tweeting, retweeting or engaging
  2. Engage: Tweet, Retweet, ask questions and reply to others
  3. Create: Share concepts and original ideas. 
  4. Use Twitter to engage learners: Ask learners to post reflections, answer (or generate) a question of the day from rounds (or clinic); Create a Tweetorial; Write Post-It pearls 

  1. Crucial Conversations (book)
  2. Teaching Naked (book)
  3. Dark Crystal (Netflix series)
  4. The Outsider (HBO series)
  5. Culture Code (book) by Daniel Coyle

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Goals

Listeners will develop a framework on how Twitter can be used for scholarship and medical education.

Learning objectives

After listening to this episode listeners will…

  1. Define the landscape of digital media platforms available to the modern medical educator
  2. Discuss how digital platforms can be used to promote career development through digital scholarship
  3. Explain how Twitter is being used to disseminate medical education, future directions and concerns that have been raised. 

Disclosures

Dr Brooks reports no relevant financial disclosures. The Curbsiders report no relevant financial disclosures. 

Citation

Brooks M, Williams PN, Brigham SK, Watto MF. “#209 LIVE! Twitter, Social Media and Digital Scholarship”. The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast. http://thecurbsiders.com/episode-list Final publishing date April 23, 2020.

Comments

  1. May 7, 2020, 5:49pm Jonathan Kooiman writes:

    Could you list here what Twitter handles (obviously Curbsiders!) are most high yield for those of us that are not plugged in to Twitter MedEd?

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