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Do I Need an Online Presence? Social Media as a Resident, Medical Student, and Beyond

Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and others provide a powerful way to reach out to peers, discuss the latest big research paper, or learn about residency programs in a COVID-19 match cycle. What is the best way to leverage your online presence in a career with such staunch privacy considerations? What online content could be perceived as unprofessional or too overtly political and what is the impact of such posts on your training and practice? Please join NEJM Resident 360 for a discussion about the opportunities and associated risks of social media usage as a resident and beyond.

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

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