I co-authord a recent MedPage Today article about social media and medical education with Dr. George Lundberg. Check it out here!
Medical education and medical practice at all levels, already online in so many ways, can no longer remain aloof from social media.
When patients ask questions about the online world, or more precisely about social media, medical professionals should at least be aware of the issues and be able to give an honest, nondefensive, appropriate answer without hesitation.
After a presentation about this course at the Medicine 2.0 Congress at Stanford University in November 2011, a U.K. physician asked permission to travel to Debrecen, Hungary, every week during the semester just to attend the course. So, Dr. Mesko developed and launched a new global format called The Social MEDia Course.