Does learning about social media issues help students identify professionalism issues and recognize positive social media use?
A new article by GW faculty that answers these questions was recently published in Teaching and Learning in Medicine.
In The Development and Impact of a Social Media and Professionalism Course for Medical Students, Gisela Butera, Alexandra Gomes, Kathy Chretien, and Terry Kind studied student responses to a workshop on social media for medical students.
In this qualitative study, students considered who they represented when they posted online – themself, their university or employer, or the medical profession. Students were also asked if and how their social media presence had changed since entering medical school, or would change as a result of the session. Read the complete paper to see student responses and reactions.
Image: Ibrahim.ID (2016). Social media icons collection. Available from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Socialmedia-pm.png