New Resources - Supplemental Learning: Social Media and Medical Education


Social Media and Medical Education 


Section Contributors: Vivian Lee, Terry Kind, Pradip Patel 


Medical Students 

  1. Patel PD, Roberts JL, Miller KH, Ziegler C, Ostapchuk M. The responsible use of online social networking: who should mentor medical students. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24(4):348-54.  

  1. Lie D, Trial J, Schaff P, Wallace R, Elliott D. "Being the Best We Can Be": Medical Students' Reflections on Physician Responsibility in the Social Media Era. Acad Med. 2013;88(2):240-245.  

  1. Kind T, Greysen SR, Chretien KC. Pediatric Clerkship Directors' Social Networking Use and Perceptions of Online Professionalism. Acad Pediatr. 2012;12(2):142-8.  

  1. Kind T, Genrich G, Sodhi A, Chretien KC. Social Media Policies at US Medical Schools. Med Educ Online. 2010 Sep 15  

  1. Chretien KC, Goldman EF, Beckman L, Kind T. It's your own risk: medical students' perspectives on online professionalism. Acad Med. 2010;85(10 Suppl):S68-71.  

  1. iMedEd and iPad resources from UC Irvine School of Medicine:  



  1. Search #meded at Twitter or join in on the weekly @MedEdChat every Thurs from 9pm-10pm Eastern.  

  1. Follow people tweeting about topics that interest you. Or follow a journal, society, journalist, news source  

  1. Health care tweet chats: such as #hcsm; #MDchat  

  1. Using Twitter in University Research, Teaching and Impact Activities: A guide for academics and researchers  

  1. Forgie SE, Duff JP, Ross S. Twelve tips for using Twitter as a learning tool in medical education. Med Teach. 2013;35(1):8-14.  



  1. Which blog to use? See a comparison here:  

  1. FutureDocs (Vineet Arora) A blog about medical education thoughts, news, policy, with tips for medical students and residents  

  1. Pediatric Career (Terry Kind) tips for medical students and others interested in or already on the journey of a career in pediatrics  

  1. Mired in Med Ed (Alex Djurcich)  

  1. KevinMD  

  1. 33 Charts (Bryan Vartebedian)  

  1. Howard Luks, MD  

  1. Mothers in Medicine (group blog, Katherine Chretien)  

  1. Seattle Mama Doc (Wendy Sue Swanson)  

  1. KC Kids doc (Natasha Burgert)  

  1. Evidence E-Mended and Peds ID (Bud Wiedermann)  

  1. Pediatrics (Lewis First)  

  1. The Doctor Weighs In  

Wikis and other networks  

  1. Crotty BH, Mostaghimi A, Reynolds EE. Adoption of a wiki within a large internal medicine residency program: a 3-year experience. JAMIA. 2012;19(4):621-5  

  1. Sandars J. Twelve tips for using blogs and wikis in medical education. Med Teach. 2006; 28(8) 680-2.  

  1. Which Wiki? Choose. Compare. Get Help. Enhance. See  

  1. Pediatrics in Social Media  

  1. Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media  

  1. Healthcare Social Network: for those in healthcare and those who need them