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The Doctor is Online: Physician Use, Responsibility, and Opportunity in the Time of Social Media

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Uploaded on Jun 30, 2011

As recently graduated medical students are on the verge of beginning their residency programs, the Social Media Health Network is pleased to offer a resource to encourage awareness of and discussions relating to use of social media.

In "The Doctor is Online: Physician Use, Responsibility, and Opportunity in the Time of Social Media" -- a project conceived by Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children's Hospital who blogs at 33Charts -- several experienced physicians who are also active in social media provide advice and insights to young doctors just beginning their residency training.

Dr. Vartabedian approached us at the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media in April to ask whether this might be an appropriate project for the Social Media Health Network. Together we invited Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson -- a pediatrician blogger from Seattle who is a member of our Center for Social Media Advisory Board -- and Dr. Katherine Chretien of George Washington University to join Dr. Victor Montori of Mayo Clinic -- our medical director for the Center for Social Media -- to share their insights. Here is the video we produced with them:

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