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Link, Tweet, Like: The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media as a Resident

Social media has become a part of daily life for most, but does it have a place in your career as a physician? The use of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media platforms has some potential benefits for professionals by helping you keep current with medical news and network with colleagues. You may also choose to share your work experiences and interactions with patients or discuss work-related issues with others online. However, physicians need to be aware of the possible pitfalls of social media, especially regarding privacy and professionalism. Join NEJM Resident 360 to discuss your relationship with the online world.


Some questions we hope to address include:

  • What is considered safe to post online about your work?
  • How can you use social media to be aware of the new developments in your field?
  • What are the best social networking sites for residents?
  • How can you improve your online profiles to improve your contacts on sites such as LinkedIn and ResearchGate?
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