SPECIAL ARTICLE Best Practices for Surgeons’ Social Media Use: Statement of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Heather J Logghe, MD, Marissa A Boeck, MD, MPH, Niraj J Gusani, MD, MS, FACS, John C Hardaway, MD, PhD, Kathryn A Hughes, MD, FACS, Nicolas J Mouawad, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS, Aﬁf N Kulaylat, MD, MSc, Rebecca L Hoffman, MD, MSCE, Patricia Turner, MD, FACS, Christian Jones, MD, MS, FACS, Stefan W Leichtle, MD, FACS Social media is a part of many physicians’ lives, including journal clubs, and in so doing, rapidly changed the land- social- and career-oriented networks, platforms for scape and pace of surgical education. sharing messages, articles and pictures, and online review Social media intentionally and directly breaks down sites and blogs. With their many facilities and applica- barriers between professional and personal lives. For tions, social media platforms are useful for professional medical professionals, this introduces particular chal- networking, research collaboration, patient and provider lenges. Inappropriate and unprofessional behavior of education, personal and professional support, and aca- physicians and physicians-in-training has been 4-7 demic discussions. In 2011, a survey by the American reported, and although the nature of what is considered College
Journal of the American College of Surgeons – Elsevier
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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